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Cavite cop shot dead during surveillance

/ 12:09 PM October 21, 2011

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines—A policeman was killed Thursday night while doing undercover surveillance on a group of suspected drug peddlers in Bacoor, Cavite, the authorities said Friday.

Police Officer 1 Pedro Enriquez of the Bacoor police died of a gunshot wound in the head at the St. Dominic Hospital in Bacoor late Thursday, said Superintendent Edgardo Roquero, the town’s police chief, in a phone interview.

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Roquero said Enriquez and a police asset were deployed to verify reports of illegal drug trade in Barangay Niog 3 at around 8:50 p.m. on Thursday.

Enriquez was directed to limit his activities to covert operation as he had been assigned at the Bacoor police station for just about three weeks, said Roquero.

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“The suspects were probably tipped off that he was a cop,” Roquero said, quoting intelligence reports.

He said Enriquez was cornered by a group of six men in a narrow alley where he was slain.

Police were now tracking down the suspects, said Roquero.

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