FOUR suspected drug pushers have been killed while 12 others have been arrested in separate drug buy-busts since Thursday in the provinces of Rizal, Laguna and Surigao del Norte.
In Rizal, one alias Joker Muslim died in an alleged shootout with members of the Taytay Police in Barangay Santa Ana on Thursday afternoon.
Recovered from the suspect were 10 sachets of shabu; improvised firearm loaded with one cartridge; 2 caliber .38 revolvers; a red pouch containing P837 cash, including the P500 marked money; and drug paraphernalia.
A subsequent operation led to the arrest of Rogelio Ronque, 40; Nestor Zarco, 29; Ramon Rocillo, 39; Orlando Reyes Jr., 35; and Martin Joseph Laudit, 28, all residents of Lupang Arenda in the same village.
Another drug suspect, identified only as alias Charlie, was also killed in Tanay town, Rizal.
Police found a .357 caliber revolver with three unfired live ammunition and two unfired empty shells in Charlie’s possession along with several sachets of shabu.
In San Mateo town, an unidentified man allegedly involved in robbery hold-up and illegal drug trade, was killed during an operation before dawn Thursday.
San Mateo Police chief Ruben Piquero said a victim, Annabelle Blanes, reported to their office that she had been held up by two unidentified men in…