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)