HERMOSA, Bataan — Three suspected drug pushers were killed on Wednesday night in a shootout with police during buy-bust operations in the towns of Dinalupihan and Hermosa.
Police Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo, Jr., Bataan police director, said brothers Rolando and Arnel Cayanan of Barangay Pagalanggang in Dinalupihan and a man known only as “Aba” of barangay Tipo in Hermosa were killed when they fought out with lawmen.
Reports showed the Cayanan brothers fired and hit the thigh of their buyer when they learned that they were transacting with a police officer in Barangay Paglanggang at 7:30 p.m.
The police officer was rushed to the hospital and declared already in stable condition.
Aba, on the other hand, also fought it out with lawmen in barangay Culis in Hermosa town when he found out that he was selling two sachet of shabu to a police officer at past 11 p.m.
Responding police officers, however, were faster in their draw and killed the three suspects.
Scene of the Crime Operatives(SOCO) recovered in Dinalupihan a caliber .38 revolver, a magnum 357 revolver, a hand grenade, live bullets and spent shells, 20 sachet of shabu and marked money.
In Hermosa, SOCO found a caliber .38 revolver, some live ammunition and spent shells, two sachet of shabu and marked money.
So far, Bataan police has recorded six deaths of suspected drug traders fighting out with operatives in buy-bust operations this month. PNA/northboundasia.com