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Another drug pusher falls in antidrug campaign in CamSur

NAGA CITY—A suspected drug peddler died in a shootout with policemen conducting an antidrug operation in Pili town in Camarines Sur province on Wednesday night, police said Thursday.

Chief Insp. Chito Oyardo, Pili police chief, said Melvin de la Torre, a resident of Zone 1 in Barangay Santiago, drew his gun when he sensed that he was dealing with undercover policemen conducting a buy-bust operation at 9:40 p.m.

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Oyardo said De la Torre was among confessed drug users and pushers who surrendered to policemen a week ago.

His neighbors, however, told police that De la Torre continued selling shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) despite signing an oath that he would reform./rga

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