• 06/27/2019
  • 01:58 PM
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‘PUSHER’ KILLED, 3 NABBED IN BICOL ANTI-DRUG OPS



LEGAZPI CITY -- An alleged drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police anti-narcotics operatives while three others were nabbed in separate drug operations in the towns of Daet, Camarines Norte, and in Baao and Pili towns in Camarines Sur on Wednesday, a report from the Police Regional Office-5 (PRO5) said Thursday.

Killed in a shootout with policemen was Socrates Consuelo alias "Popoy", a government employee assigned at the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Labo town.

The report said that in a buy-bust operation at around 12:30 a.m., Consuelo, a resident of Daet, resisted arrest and fired his .45-caliber handgun, forcing police operatives to retaliate, killing him in the process.

Recovered from the victim were three sachets of suspected shabu worth PHP3,000, a .45-caliber pistol, and six bullets.

In Baao town, policemen armed with a search warrant arrested Joven Barayoga, 37, and his companion, Jose Asetrey, at Barayoga's residence in Barangay Sagrada at around 10:45 a.m.

Recovered from the suspects were 14 sachets of shabu worth PHP50,000 and a .38-caliber handgun.

Meanwhile, in Pili town, Marvin Marcial was held while selling five sachets of shabu worth PHP5,000 at around 2:30 p.m. in Barangay San Antonio. Recovered from him was a .38-caliber handgun. (PNA)

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