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5 drug suspects dead in shootout with Bulacan cops

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 05:54 PM March 07, 2019

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan, Philippines —Five drug suspects were killed in separate operations after allegedly engaging police officers in a shootout, police said Thursday.

Col. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director, said drug suspect Virgilio Gabriel Jr. resisted arrest and fired at policemen during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Taal in the City of Malolos on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, in the City of San Jose del Monte, drug suspects Jestoni Macandog and Kristofer Jess Policarpio were also killed during a buy-bust operation on Tuesday.

Another drug suspect, Jose Orlando Santos, was shot dead after shooting policemen in Pulilan town, also on Tuesday.

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Police recovered from the slain suspects different short firearms, “shabu” (crystal meth) and drug paraphernalia. /ee

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