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Drug suspect hurt in Quezon buy-bust

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 11:24 AM July 04, 2021

LUCENA CITY – A suspected drug pusher suffered a bullet wound after he resisted arrest in Candelaria town in Quezon province on Saturday, report said Sunday.

Candelaria police in a report said a policeman was about to arrest Christian Balmes after he sold a pack of shabu (crystal meth) to the cop who acted as a drug user in Barangay (village) Mangilag Sur around 5 p.m.

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But the suspect suddenly grabbed the service firearm of a backup policeman. During the scuffle, the gun accidentally fired and hit Balmes in the right foot.

The policeman also sustained a hand injury during the struggle.

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The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment while authorities seized one plastic sachet of shabu with a street value of P102,408 from him.

The police also confiscated a motorcycle believed to have been used by the suspect in his illegal drug trade.

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