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Pusher killed in police buy-bust op

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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AN alleged drug pusher, whom police said had been in their list of ‘wanted drug personalities’, was killed during a buy-bust operation conducted by the Manila Police District (MPD) in Tondo, Manila, the other night.

Reynaldo Mendez, alias ‘Rey’, 41, of 980-K Hermosa St., Tondo, Manila, died on the spot due to bullet wounds in the body inflicted by PO1 Jay Angeles.
   
A probe by PO3 Ryan Balagtas of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said that at around 9:30 p.m., Angeles, posing as a buyer, bought shabu from the suspect but the latter sensed he was a cop.
   
Allegedly, Mendez took out a gun and fired at Angeles but was outgunned by the latter, killing him instantly.
   
Police said that prior to the operation, a surveillance had been conducted on Mendez, whom they said had been classified as ‘armed and dangerous’.