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Ex-village chief running for Sorsogon town councilor killed in buy-bust

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 10:05 AM January 31, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — A suspected big-time drug pusher who is running for town councilor was killed on Wednesday night during a drug buy-bust in Pilar town in Sorsogon province.

Roy Lumbao, former village chief and a candidate for town councilor in Pilar, was killed in a buy-bust in Barangay (village) Binuahan, according to Christian Frivaldo Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) acting regional director.

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Lumbao sold suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) worth P18,000 to an undercover PDEA operative at the said village at around 8:30 p.m., Frivaldo said.

After sensing that it was a buy-bust, Lumbao drew his .45 caliber pistol tucked in his waist, forcing police operatives to open fire, killing him instantly.

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Frivaldo in a phone interview said the victim was a high-value target and had been under surveillance before the buy-bust.  /muf

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