Suspected drug pusher killed, another nabbed in separate stings in CamSur
LEGAZPI CITY — A suspected notorious illegal drug peddler was killed in a shootout with police anti-narcotics operatives while another was arrested on Friday, April 9, in separate drug stings in Camarines Sur province, a police report said Saturday.
Police operatives recovered from the drug operations 41 grams worth of P123,000 worth of suspected shabu (crystal meth) and a caliber .38 gun, according to Police Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson.
In Libmanan town, Elcer Penaredondo, 37, resident of Barangay (village) Loba Loba, was killed in a shootout with police operatives in Barangay Bahay at around 12:55 a.m.
Police report said the suspect was selling drugs to an undercover police officer during a buy-bust operation before he started shooting at the police operatives.
Recovered from the suspect was a P48,000 worth of shabu and a caliber .38 handgun.
In Naga City, Melody Zales, 38, resident of Barangay Urban Pacol, was caught selling shabu to an undercover agent at around 10 p.m.
Police operatives seized from the suspect 25 grams of shabu and marked money.
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