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Pusher slain by cops in shootout

LEGAZPI CITY --- An alleged drug pusher died in a shootout with police anti-narcotics operatives in a drug sting here on Thursday, June 18, a police report said.

Manuel Marasigan alias “Kalbo” of Guinobatan town; and Ednalyn Abellano, his live-in partner, were caught selling suspected shabu to an undercover agent at their residence in Barangay Bonot around 3:10 PM, according to Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-5 (PRO-5), spokesperson.

Marasigan, who sensed that the transaction was a police set-up, drew his handgun and fired at the lawmen, prompting the operatives to retaliate, killing him instantly.

Calubaquib said the victim was in the Legazpi City’s drug watch list.

Recovered from Marasigan were three sachets of shabu and a handgun.

Abellano surrendered and a sachet of shabu was recovered from her possession. (PNA)

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