Drug dealer killed

CABANATUAN CITY -- An armed drug trafficker was killed in a shootout with anti-narcotics operatives here early yesterday morning.

Killed was Felix Belga, alias Dubi, of Bgy. M.S. Garcia, this city.

He allegedly turned hostile during a buy-bust operation conducted in Purok Amihan, Bgy. Barrera at 3:20 a.m. and engaged operating lawmen in a gunfight which led to his instantaneous death.

Lt. Col. Ponciano Zafra, city police head, said probers recovered from the possession of the dead suspect a cal. 38 revolver, a P500-bill used as marked money in the operation and 10 plastic sachets containing shabu.

Meanwhile, the General Tinio police led by Capt. Gregorio Bautista nabbed two drug suspects during two successive buy-bust operations in Bgy. San Pedro at 6:30 p.m. last Sunday.

They were identified as Warlito Gunta, 48, laborer, of Bgy. Rio Chico, and Romnick Villeza, 30.