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‘Notorious’ drug pusher dies in shootout with QC agents

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 01:39 PM January 31, 2018

Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar. INQUIRER file photo

A notorious drug pusher, who was a target of a police buy-bust operation, was killed in a shootout with policemen in Fairview, Quezon City early Wednesday.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspect as Vergil Leblora, 43, a resident of Barangay North Fairview.

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Leblora was reportedly one of the drug personalities who earlier surrendered to authorities for involvement in illegal drugs but became notorious for returning to the illegal drug trade.

Eleazar, in a press statement, said members of the Fairview Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU), under Police Supt. Tomas Nuñez, conducted the buy-bust operation at 1:10 a.m. along Astor Street, Barangay North Fairview, where Leblora was supposed to be handing out packs of shabu in a drug deal.

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“A police undercover operative bought shabu from the suspect. However, after the transaction, Leblora sensed presence of other operatives and drew a gun and fired at them which resulted in a shootout,” Eleazar said.

Leblora was rushed to the Far Eastern University (FEU) Hospital but was declared dead upon arrival, the QCPD chief said.

Eleazar said operatives recovered from the suspect a coin purse containing 10 sachets of shabu, a wallet with cash, and a cal. 45 pistol loaded with the remaining six bullets. /jpv

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