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Drug suspect slain in ‘shootout’ with Ecija cops

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 12:58 PM April 09, 2021

Police recovered a .38-caliber revolver and other evidence from a drug suspect killed after he allegedly resisted arrest and shot the lawmen. (Contributed photo)

ZARAGOZA, Nueva Ecija –– An alleged drug trader from Cabanatuan City was killed during a shootout with the police in this town on Friday.

Major Jaime Ferrer, chief of this town’s police, identified the suspect as Dicson Billiones of Bonifacio District.

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Ferrer said an undercover policeman managed to buy a sachet of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) from Billiones, prompting the operatives to arrest him in Barangay Carmen around 12: 15 a.m

“Suddenly, the suspect drew his firearm and shot the responding policemen,” Ferrer said, adding that this led lawmen to fight back.

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Forensic investigators recovered from the suspect 13 more sachets of shabu and a handgun, police said.

An alleged cohort of the suspect, however, eluded arrest by speeding away on board a motorcycle towards Aliaga town. INQ

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