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3 drug suspects gunned down in Cebu City shootout

/ 05:48 PM June 11, 2021
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CEBU CITY –– Three suspected drug personalities were gunned down Thursday, June 10, in what police described as a shootout in the upland village of Taptap in this city.

The Police’s Special Operations Unit recovered from the suspects 10 kilos of shabu (methamphetamine) worth around P68 million.

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Police said operatives conducted a drug bust in Barangay Campo 4, Talisay City, Cebu, where Lihbon Kerr Bargayo allegedly transacted with a policeman who acted as poseur-buyer.

When Bargayo noticed he was transacting with a policeman, he fired shots at them and fled with two other companions using a car.

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The Highway Patrol Group-Central Visayas (HPG-7) led by Police Maj. Gideon Merza traced the location of the suspects in Barangay Taptap.

Instead of yielding to the police, the suspects—Bargayo, Christopher Lim, and Boyet Rama—engaged authorities in a shootout.

Brig. Gen. Remus Medina, chief of the Police Drug Enforcement Group, said they have been monitoring the group for about a month now.

He said further investigation would be conducted to identify the source of the illegal drugs.

Aside from the 10 kilos of shabu, police also recovered a 5.56 caliber Armalite, a .45 caliber pistol, and a .38 caliber revolver from the suspects.

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