Pampanga police neutralizes illegal drugs peddler
A suspected illegal drugs peddler was killed early Wednesday morning in Pampanga province after resisting arrest following a buy-bust operation, police said.
The Pampanga police identified the suspect as Jhonny Batiller, 30, a resident of Dasmarines, Cavite who is believed to be responsible for the proliferation of illegal drugs in Mexico, Pampanga.
Operatives of the Mexico Municipal Police Station who acted as poseur buyer were first able to purchase from Batiller a small size plastic sachet containing suspected shabu using a P500-marked money.
But when the operatives were out to effect the arrest, Batiller allegedly resisted and took out his gun and opened fire.
The arresting officers retaliated, hitting the suspect and killing him on the spot.
According to the Pampanga police, recovered from the operation were the P500-bill marked money; a caliber 38 Revolver without serial number, with two live ammunition and one fired cartridge case; five 9mm fired cartridge case; one black coin purse; one aluminum foil; and, several plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu.”
The police has intensified its illegal drugs campaign since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power in 2016.
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