Pusher killed

An alleged drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police officers during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Daliao, Toril District at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Insp. Francisco Pana III, the officer-in-charge of the Toril Police Precinct, identified the fallen suspect as Larry Magnos Jagonos, 38, and resident of St. John, Bucana, Barangay 76-A, Talomo District.

Pana said they had monitored the suspect to be engaged in illegal drug operation in Toril area.

So on Wednesday, right after they received information that Jagonos resumed his drug activity, Pana said they immediately coordinated with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI to conduct a buy-bust operation.

During the buy-bust operation on Saint Michael Street, Pana said Jagonos sold a sachet of shabu to an operative who posed as buyer.

But when he sensed that the buyer was a police officer, Jagonos drew a gun and fired the operative, Pana added.

“So with that, the operatives also returned fire,” Pana said.”(This resulted) to his death.”

Recovered from Jagonos were four other sachets of shabu.

Also recovered from him was a .38 caliber revolver with three live bullets and three fire cartridge shells.