Drug peddler killed in buy bust in Barili

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A 41-YEAR-OLD suspected drug peddler was killed in a buy-bust in Barangay Hilasgasan, Barili town, province of Cebu on Saturday noon, June 25, 2022.

Major Janus Giangan, chief police of Barili Municipal Police Station, identified the suspect as Givanni Cañete Estrada of Barangay Hilasgasan, Barili, Cebu

Giangan led the buy-bust against Estrada in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Visayas.

At around 11:45 a.m of June 25, 2022, in Estrada's house, Staff Sergeant Tirso Berjulano, one of the Barili operatives disguised as buyer.

When Berjulano was about to buy, Estrada sensed that Berjulano was a police that prompted him to draw his firearm.

Estrada was about to aim at Berjulano when the operating team fired at him and hit the different parts of his body.

Giangan said that the death of Estrada was a result of an armed confrontation ensued during the conduct of the operation.

Recovered from the scene were 15 plastic sachets containing alleged shabu weighing around 10.65 grams with a street value of P72,420; P500 marked money; P800 cash believed to be the proceeds from the illegal drug trade and drug paraphernalia.

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