CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna: Four suspected drug pushers were killed in separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Laguna and Cavite on Thursday night.
Calabarzon Regional Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said police conducted a buy bust in Sitio Bihunan Barangay Real, Calamba against Edwin Manaig and his brother Efren.
Eleazar added that the suspects, sensing they were transacting with police officers, immediately drew their firearms and fired upon the operatives who acted as poseur-buyer and back up. Police returned fire resulting in the death of the brothers.
In Cavite, Naic police conducted another buy bust against Ruben Angeles in Barangay Munting Mapino. After the transaction, the suspect sensed that he was dealing with a police officer so he pulled out a caliber .38 revolver and fired at Chief Insp Ernesto Caparas and P03 De Castro, who retaliated killing Angeles.
In Cavite, elements of the Indang Drug Enforcement Unit in coordination with PDEA 4A conducted a buy bust in Barangay Alulod against Jeffrey Ryan Alcantara Bawar, who after selling a sachet of shabu to a police poseur-buyer, fired at the police but missed. Police fired back, killing the suspect.