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2 drug suspects dead in Laguna buy-busts

/ 11:36 AM May 23, 2017
Calamba and Sta. Rosa Cities in Laguna (in red circles). (Wikipedia maps)

Calamba and Sta. Rosa Cities in Laguna (in red circles). (Wikipedia maps)

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.

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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.

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Police recovered a .45-gun, a motorcycle, and a sachet of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride).  SFM/rga

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