P460K-worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Laguna, suspect slain in buy-bust
SAN PEDRO CITY–A suspected drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation in Lumban town in Laguna province on Thursday.
Laguna police director Col. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, identified the suspect as Jeffrey Brosas, a resident of Barangay (village) Oogong in Sta. Cruz town.
According to Matta, police went undercover to buy a sachet of “shabu” (crystal meth) from Brosas in an operation around 1:45 a.m. along the national road in Barangay Lewin, Lumban.
During the transaction, Brosas allegedly drew a .45 gun and shot the police, prompting authorities to shoot him down.
Police recovered from the slain suspect 14 more sachets or about 75 grams of suspected shabu worth P460,000.
Police said Brosas sold illegal drugs in the towns of Lumban, Sta. Cruz, Pila, and Liliw.
He was previously arrested for drug charges and had spent five years at the Laguna Provincial Jail.
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