6 suspected pushers killed in Bulacan drug busts
CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan—Less than 24 hours after President Duterte was sworn in, six suspected drug pushers were shot and killed by policemen in separate operations when they resisted arrest early Friday.
One of the fatalities was identified as Lauro Reyes who was out on bail due to drug charges. Police said they were conducting a search warrant at his house in Barangay Iba-Ibayo in Hagonoy town when Reyes’ companion identified as Lamberto Morales fired at the police.
Police said Reyes and Morales were also linked with robbery cases in Bulacan.
In San Ildefonso town, Oliver dela Cruz was killed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Pala-pala at 1 a.m. Friday.
In Norzagaray town, police were serving a search warrant when a suspected drug pusher identified as Keith Gibson fired at the police at around 1:45 a.m.
In the City of Malolos, an armed suspected drug pusher was killed when he fired at the policemen in a buy-bust operation along the Diversion Road in Barangay Mojon at 1:45 a.m.
In Guiguinto town, Mayor Ambrocio Cruz said a suspected drug pusher fired at the police in a buy-bust operation, prompting the policemen to shoot and kill him./rga
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