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Suspect killed, son arrested in drug bust turned bloody

/ 06:19 PM October 08, 2019

ILIGAN CITY—A drug suspect was killed while his son was arrested in a buy-bust operation turned bloody at a village in Marawi City on Monday, Oct. 7.

Police said Bokhari Alawi, 50, target of the anti-drug operation with his 19-year-old son, Salharie, drew a pistol and shot at policemen, who returned fire and killed the suspect.

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Col. Thomas Pantaleon, head of the Marawi police, said Alawi and Salharie were among four targets of anti-drug operations by police and military.

The two other targets escaped.

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Pantaleon said the suspects have been under surveillance for some time. Operatives recovered a loaded .38 caliber revolver, nine sachets of shabu or crystal meth and P1,000 in marked money.

The son is now in custody of the Marawi police./TSB

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