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Drug group ‘member’ dead in Laguna buy-bust

/ 01:10 PM May 05, 2019

SAN PEDRO CITY — A suspected pusher, who was a member of an illegal drug group was killed in a buy-bust operation in Calamba City in Laguna province on Saturday evening, police said Sunday.

Laguna police director Col. Eleazar Matta said Alfredo Vivas was a member of the Barok Fajardo drug group and was listed in the police watchlist at the provincial level.

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In a text message, Matta said the police conducted the buy-bust around 10:30 p.m. at the Pamana Village in Barangay Bucal.

Police Corporal Jonnel Cristobal and Staff Sargeant Rovio Aceveda went undercover to buy shabu (crystal meth) from Vivas.

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Matta said Vivas must have realized they were policemen when he pushed Cristobal and fired his gun.

Cristobal managed to seek cover as Vivas tried to flee, but a back-up team of policemen cornered him. Vivas was hit and died in the brief exchange.

Police recovered a .38 caliber gun and suspected shabu worth at least P6,000. Maricar Cinco /lzb

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