‘Nanlaban’ in Cavite: 3 drug suspects killed in buy-bust operations
LUCENA CITY—Three drug suspects were killed in separate buy-bust operations that ended in gunfights in Cavite province, according to police on Saturday (March 27).
Col. Marlon Santos, Cavite police chief, said in a report that the three slain suspects resisted arrest and fired at policemen during the operations in the cities of Bacoor and General Trias and the town of Naic.
Santos’ report had no other details on the operations that led to the killing of the three suspects.
Police also arrested 202 other drug suspects—176 alleged pushers and 26 users—in 140 operations, 110 of them buy-busts.
Authorities seized 464 packets of shabu (crystal meth), 52 packets of dried marijuana leaves, tools for drug use and cash believed to be from the sale of drugs.
The volume and estimated street value of the confiscated drugs were not mentioned in the report.
Also arrested during the operations were 86 wanted persons, 86 illegal gamblers, eight illegal gun holders. At least 11 unlicensed guns were seized.
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