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Drug suspect slain in shootout with Nueva Ecija cops

/ 05:33 PM January 12, 2020

ZARAGOZA, Nueva Ecija, Philippines — A drug suspect was killed after he fired a gun at police officers during a buy-bust operation here on Saturday evening, police said.

Maj. Jaime Ferrer, the chief of the Zaragoza Municipal Police Station, identified the slain suspect as Martin Pacba, a resident of nearby Santa Rosa town.

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Ferrer said Pacba drew his .38-caliber revolver and shot police officers as he was being arrested.

Police shot back and killed Pacba, who was included in the police’s drug watchlist.

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Recovered from the suspect were 10 sachets containing suspected crystal meth, locally known as shabu, worth P10,000, P500 marked money, a motorcycle, and his firearm.

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