CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Two drug personalities were killed in a shootout with policemen in a buy-bust operation in Club Royale Resort, Barangay Mabolo here Monday night.
Supt. Emery C. Abating, Malolos City acting chief of police, identified the suspects as Israel Dela Cruz, of Sampaguita St. Barangay Panasahan, and Gwynette Kylee N. Hong, of Sevilla St., Barangay Atlag, both in this city.
Abating said that after the consummated drug transaction in Club Royale Resort at about 8:30 p.m., the suspects drew and fired their guns toward the poseur-buyer when they sensed that they were dealing with an undercover agent.
“This led in a shootout that resulted in the death of both suspects,” he said.
Recovered from the crime scene were one Smith and Wesson caliber .38-caliber revolver and .22-caliber rifle, suspected dried marijuana leaves, identification cards, buy-bust money and assorted drug paraphernalia.
All pieces of evidence recovered from the suspects were brought to the Bulacan Provincial Office at Camp Alejo Santos for examination. (PNA)