CABANATUAN City -- Two suspected drug personalities were killed in a buy-bust operation after allegedly engaging anti-narcotics operatives in a gunfight late Tuesday night.
The slain suspects were identified as Edgardo Veneracion, alias Ed, of Villa Luz Subd., Bgy. Mabini Homesite, this city, and alias “Erwin”.
The buy-bust operation conducted on St. Joseph Street in Bgy. Zulueta was pulled off at 11 p.m. under the leadership of newly-installed acting city police chief Supt. Criselda Y. de Guzman.
De Guzman on Monday took over from erstwhile police head Supt. Ponciano Zafra, who now heads the Gapan City Police Office.
While transacting the drugs, the suspects may have sensed that they were dealing with real cops, so they drew their guns and shot the lawmen, causing a gunfight that led to their instantaneous deaths, said De Guzman.
The lady police chief said Veneracion was included on the watchlist of drug personalities of the police station.