Drug peddler killed, 3 nabbed in Ecija busts

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija  -- A drug dealer was killed in a buy-bust that turned bloody while three others were nabbed in separate drug stings yesterday.

Police identified the suspect as Jeffrey Legaspi, of Bgy. Pinagpanaan, this town.

Police Lt. Col. Alexie Desamito, town police commander, said Legaspi turned hostile and shot the undercover cops during the drug sting around 4:30 a.m.

In the other drug operation, Desamito said her men nabbed Heherson Eugenio, 28, of Bgy. Bagong Sikat; Marvin Cauzon, 19, of Bgy. Sto. Niño 3rd, and Leonel Bautista, 23, of Bgy. Tabulac, all of San Jose City.

They were arrested while selling illegal drugs worth P1,000 to a police poseur-buyer in Bgy. Pinagpanaan around 9 a.m.