CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- A suspected drug pusher was killed in a shootout with policemen during a buy-bust operation in Bgy. Poblacion East, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, Tuesday night.
Senior Supt. Ritchie Medardo Posadas, acting Tarlac police director, identified the suspect as Edwin Valdez, a known drug peddler in Sta. Ignacia and adjacent towns, who died on the spot due to severe bullet wounds in the body.
A SOCO team found at the crime scene an undetermined amount of shabu, dried marijuana leaves, a cal. .38 revolver and the Honda CB 125 (9149-VK) of the suspect.