2 drug suspects dead in Laguna buy-busts
SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna — Two people were killed in separate drug buy-bust operations in Calamba and Sta. Rosa Cities, the police said.
In Calamba City, suspected illegal drug pusher Johnlee Alcantara was killed in a police operation around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a report from the Cavite Laguna Batangas Rizal Quezon (CALABARZON) police said. The report said that Alcantara, sensing he was dealing with cops, drew his gun and shot Police Officer 1 Kevin Villarino. Villarino was wearing a bullet-proof vest that protected him.
In the adjacent city of Sta. Rosa, another illegal drug suspect identified only as “Onad” was killed by the police around 3 a.m. on Monday.
Supt. Joel Estaris, the Sta. Rosa police chief, said in a text message, that the suspect was shot when he engaged the policemen in a gunfight. The suspect died on the way to the hospital.
Police recovered a .45-gun, a motorcycle, and a sachet of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride). SFM/rga
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