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2 suspected drug pushers killed in Quezon shootout

/ 07:50 PM September 25, 2016
Crime scene investigation of a shootout. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA)

Crime scene investigation of a shootout. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA)

LUCENA CITY, Quezon — Two suspected drug pushers were killed after they engaged policemen in a shootout following a drug bust in Calauag town in Quezon province on Sunday, police said.

Chief Insp. Michael Avestruz Encio, Calauag police chief, said Ar-Jay Cabrera and Rodante Aday died instantly in the gunfight in Barangay Doña Aurora at 7:30 a.m.

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Police recovered two guns – a .32 and a .38 – and two plastic sachets of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and marijuana leaves from the slain suspects.

Police said Cabrera’s name was on the Quezon police’s list of “high-value” targets in the illegal drug trade.

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In a follow-up operation, policemen, armed with a search warrant, raided the house of Cabrera in the same village.

The search yielded a plastic sachet of shabu worth P1,100, police said.  SFM

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