3 suspected drug pushers killed in Cebu buy-bust

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 14 2017 07:13 PM

CEBU — Three suspected drug pushers were shot dead by authorities during a buy-bust operation Tuesday.

The operation was conducted in a rented room occupied by a certain Julius Gacita who allegedly fired at police officers as he and two others tried to elude arrest, Danao police chief Senior Inspector Alejandro Batobalonos said.

The encounter lasted a few minutes until the suspects were neutralized, Batobalonos said.

Gacita has allegedly been receiving a supply of illegal drugs from an inmate at Lapu-Lapu City Jail, authorities said.