Two suspected illegal drug peddlers were killed when they allegedly shot it out with cops in separate buy-bust operations in the towns of Bustos and Bocaue in Bulacan Thursday night (May 6) and Friday morning (May 7).
Col. Lawrence B. Cajipe, Bulacan police director, identified the slain suspects as alias “JR” and a certain “Nato”.
Cajipe said that JR was killed after he fired shots at Bocaue policemen in an anti-drugs operation in Barangay Duhat at dawn Friday. His cohort managed to flee.
Recovered from JR were a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, six plastic sachets of suspected shabu, and the buy-bust money.
A day prior to the Bocaue gunfight, Nato was killed when he allegedly engaged the police in a shootout during an entrapment operation in Barangay Tibagan, Bustos town, around 11:10 p.m. His cohort also managed to flee on board a black Yamaha Mio.
Recovered from Nato were a revolver of unknown caliber, 21 plastic sachets of shabu, and the buy-bust money. (Freddie C. Velez)