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2 suspected drug pushers fall, yield firearm in Quezon

LUCENA CITY – A gun-wielding suspected drug pusher and his companion were arrested in a police operation in Sariaya town in Quezon province on Saturday night, police said Sunday.

Anti-illegal drugs operatives nabbed Rodolfo Manalo Jr., 46, and Jaime Calison, 43, after the two sold “shabu” (crystal meth) to a police agent in Barangay (village) Sto. Cristo around 9:20 p.m.

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The third suspect, Rowin Abu, managed to escape and evade arrest. The arrested suspects yielded two plastic sachets of shabu worth P1,880 in the street.

Authorities reportedly seized a caliber .45 pistol and one magazine with four bullets from Manalo.

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Police said drug syndicates were supplying firearms to some of their peddlers for protection, aside from free supplies of shabu for personal use as incentives.

Edited by JE
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