CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan –Two suspected drug pushers were killed in a buy-bust operation in Marilao, this province on Wednesday night.
Lt. Col. Leandro Gutierrez, Marilao police chief, said on Thursday the neutralized drug suspects were identified as Edison Lim Dizon of Barangay Tabing-ilog, Marilao, and Gaudioso Juarez Jr., of Barangay Mapulang Lupa, Pandi town.
Gutierrez said the suspects opened fire at the police officers during the buy-bust operation that triggered a shootout around 10:20 p.m.
He said the two drug suspects transacted with the poseur-buyer and handed over two heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu in exchange for PHP1,000.
However, the suspects noticed the presence of the police officers in the area that prompted them to draw their guns and fired at the operatives.
Gutierrez added the operation stemmed from a report that Dizon is rampantly engaged in selling illegal drugs in Barangay Tabing-ilog.
Seized from the suspects were two .38 caliber revolvers, 10 plastic sachets of alleged shabu, drug paraphernalia, and marked money. (PNA)