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2 suspects dead in Laguna buy-bust

/ 07:55 AM March 21, 2019

‘High-value’ suspect dead in Laguna shootout

SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines – Two suspected drug pushers were killed in separate buy-bust operations in Laguna province Wednesday night, police said Thursday.

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Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, identified the slain men as Emerson Lacson and Joseph Jones.

He said both suspects tried to resist arrest after the buy-bust by shooting at policemen.

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Lacson was killed at about 8:30 p.m. in Barangay (village) Santissima. Police said he was also involved in robberies in the town.

At about the same time, Jones was killed in a police operation in Barangay Canlalay, Biñan City.

Police said they recovered 22 sachets of suspected “shabu” from the suspect. /cbb

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