By Danny Estacio
SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna- Two suspected drug dealers were killed by police in an anti-narcotics operation that turned into gunbattle early Monday midnight along Landayan Access Road at Barangay Landayan here.
Laguna Police Provincial Office (LPPO) director Sr. Supt. Kirby John B. Kraft identified the suspects were Ranier Alcantara and Jhemar Ballenas, both residents of Palentino Street, Purok 1, Barangay Pansol in Calamba City, Laguna.
Reports said the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit and San Pedro City police led by Supt. Giovanni Martinez carried out the drug bust.
The suspects noted the presence of lawmen which they opened fire, reports said.
Police returned fire and the brief exchange killed Alcantara and Ballenas.
Recovered from the suspects were 16 sachets of shabu with an approximate street value of P50, 000, a revolver, and a hand grenade, the reports said.