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1 dead, 1 hurt in Batangas, Laguna entrapment operations

/ 11:43 AM June 03, 2017

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SAN PEDRO CITY—A drug suspect was killed while another was hurt in two separate buy-bust operations in Batangas and Laguna provinces, the police said Saturday.

A report from the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (CALABARZON) police said the slain suspect Dennis Mendoza Sadili, 41, was the target of a buy-bust operation in Barangay (village) Poblacion in Padre Garcia town in Batangas province around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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“Upon arrest, the suspect drew his firearm and (aimed it at) the poseur buyer causing the other police operatives to shoot,” the report said. Sadili died hours later in a hospital in Lipa City.

In Lumban, Laguna, drug suspects Jimboy Gaza and Danbert Ladiana were arrested in a buy-bust operation around 3 p.m. in Barangay Balubad.

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The police said the suspects were carrying four sachets of suspected drugs when they engaged the authorities in a gunfight. Gaza was wounded during the firefight. JPV

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