Drug pusher killed in Sta. Cruz buy bust

AN ALLEGED drug pusher was killed in a shootout with elements of Sta. Cruz Police in a buy-bust operation conducted in Barangay Zone 1, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on Thursday.

Sr. Supt. Samuel Gadingan, director of Davao Del Sur Police Provincial Office (DSPPO), identified the suspect as Jerwin Blanco Laga-ac alias Chong, 27, a native of Calinan in Davao City who resided in Purok Bugac, Patulangon, Sta. Cruz.

Gadingan said they conducted the operation around 9:25 p.m.on Thursday.

Laga-ac could have detected that he was having a transaction with a police officer that he drew his gun and opened fired. The operative, however, was able to return fire resulting to the death of the suspect.

Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered a homemade .38 caliber revolver, without serial number, loaded with four live fired cartridges and fired cartridges of 9mm pistol.

They recovered from his cargo short pants a pack of cigarette containing eight elongated sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.

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