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Drug dealer killed in shootout with cops

September 15, 2019 - Sunday 3:09 PM by MDM

A suspected drug dealer was killed in a shootout with police officers who were conducting a buy-bust operation early morning Sunday in Barangay San Roque, Quezon City.

The operation was conducted by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) and the Quezon City Police Department in close coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) NCR regional office.

Police said the buy-bust operation was staged at around 5:15 a.m. on September 15 in front of a gasoline station in Barangay San Roque.

Police said the suspect, identified as Edgardo Alfonso, a resident of Pasig City, sensed that the person he was transacting with was a police officer and shot at the agent.

The suspect then ran towards del Pilar Street where he was shot dead by pursuing police officers.

Police recovered from the slain suspect four plastic bags containing around four kilos of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth an estimated P27.2 million and a .45 caliber pistol with live bullets.

Police said the suspect was one of the targets of intensive anti-illegal  drugs operation under NCRPO’s Case Operational Plan.

Police said he was a member of syndicated criminal gang operating in Metro Manila.