Grenade-packing drug suspect shot dead by PDEA agents

Published March 25, 2019, 6:20 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Chito Chavez

Agents of the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday night shot dead a suspected drug dealer, who they had earlier arrested after he tried to pull out a hand grenade while they were traveling along C-5 Taguig City on their way to the PDEA headquarters.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) (MARK BALMORES / MANILA BULLETIN)
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) (MARK BALMORES / MANILA BULLETIN)

The PDEA agents claimed they had no other choice but to shoot suspect Edwin Cabezudo, alias Pacao after they noticed that he was about to pull out a hand grenade he had hidden in the groin area of his short pants.

Cebezudo, who was earlier arrested in Muntinlupa City, was rushed to the Quirino Medical Memorial Center, but the attending physicians declared him dead-on-arrival.

During the high impact operation, Christian Frivaldo, PDEA Acting Region 5 Director, said the arresting team also seized confiscated 500 grams of shabu placed in a transparent self-sealing plastic bag with a market value of P3.4 million, boodles of money and marked money.

The buy-bust operation was conducted at around 8:30 pm on March 24.

 
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