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Suspected drug pusher dead in Laguna

/ 12:29 PM June 15, 2019

SAN PEDRO CITY –– An alleged illegal drug pusher was killed in a shootout with the police in Nagcarlan town in Laguna province, the provincial police director said on Saturday.

Col. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, identified the slain suspect as Hubert Alcantara, a resident of Barangay Omboy in Sta. Cruz town.

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He said members of the police Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the buy-bust around 11:40 p.m. Friday in Barangay Maravilla in Nagcarlan.

An undercover police officer bought suspected shabu (crystal meth) worth P1,000 when Alcantara opened fire, forcing the policeman to shoot back in defense.

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The suspect was killed on the spot. Recovered from the scene was a .38 caliber gun.  Maricar Cinco (Editor: Leti Boniol)

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