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.


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.


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

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: buy-bust, drug pusher, Killing, Laguna, Local news, Nagcarlan
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.