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Alleged drug pusher killed in Lucena buy-bust

/ 11:19 AM September 21, 2019

LUCENA CITY – A tricycle driver who is also an alleged drug pusher and a known thief was killed in a buy-bust operation here Friday afternoon, police said.

Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon police director said anti-illegal drugs operatives killed Orlando Irno, after he reportedly resisted arrest.

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Earlier, police said Irno sold “shabu” (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in Barangay (village) Dalahican around 2:20 p.m.

According to the report, Irno realized that he was dealing with a police agent and pulled out a caliber .38 revolver from his tricycle and shot the undercover police officer but missed. Another police officer then returned fire and killed the suspect on the spot.

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Authorities seized from the suspect five plastic sachets of shabu worth P2,775  and his caliber .38 gun.

Police said that based on  information from village officials, the suspect was a notorious shabu dealer  and a robber in the area. /muf

 

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