ANGELES City -- Two suspected drug pushers were killed in separate police anti-drug operations in this city and in Mariveles, Bataan.
Senior Supt. Sidney Villaflor, acting city police director here, identified the slain suspect as Edwin Perez, 36, of Jesus St., Bgy. Pulung Bulo, who was killed in an armed encounter with the police at 11:25 a.m. last August 7.
Chief Insp. Erwin Marzan of Police Station 1 said Perez already surrendered to the police last month after he was subjected to “Oplan Tokhang.”
After receiving reports that the suspect returned to drug pushing, a police poseur-buyer conducted a test buy and it was confirmed that Perez was again selling shabu.
Coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was made and a buy-bust operation was conducted.
Upon handing over a small plastic sachet of shabu to poseur-buyers, Perez noticed that it was a buy-bust operation and ran towards his shanty. He then allegedly drew a gun and fired at the policemen, who returned fire and killed him.
Recovered at the crime scene were a cal. .38 revolver and 15 small plastic sachets of shabu.
In Mariveles, Bataan, Arsenio Perez Muesco, 52, a discharged Army soldier, was killed in an armed encounter with policemen last August 5.
Supt. Edwin Quilates, regional chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-3 (CIDG-3), said Muesco was shot dead after selling shabu and two firearms to poseur-buyers.
Chief Insp. Reynold Macabitas, CIDG-Bataan chief, said the suspect drew and fired his gun at the policemen, who retaliated and fatally hit him.
Confiscated from the suspect were two cal. .38 revolvers, ammunition, and four plastic sachets of shabu.