SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna -– A notorious drug pusher was killed by police operatives when he resisted arrest and traded shots with the lawmen during a buy-bust operation dubbed “Oplan Tokhang” in the suspect’s safehouse in Barangay Sta. Elena in this city.
In his report on Friday to Laguna Provincial Police Director Senior Supt. Joel Pernito, this city chief of police Supt. Reynold Rosero said police agents tracked down the suspected drug pusher Dennis Lube alias “Toke” in his safehouse around 11 a.m. Friday.
The police operatives were about to implement the anti-illegal drug operation when “Toke” fired at them prompting the law enforcers to fire back.
A gun battle ensued hitting the suspect that led to his instant death. No member from the police team was hit during the armed encounter.
Police recovered from the slain suspect the 22 caliber rifle, undetermined amount of shabu and other drug paraphernalia. Dick Garay/ PNA/ northboundasia.com