Edilberto Pacheco

Anti-illegal drugs operatives arrested Edilberto Pacheco, 33, after he sold P370 worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) to a police agent inside his house in Barangay (village) Ibabang Dupay at 10:40 a.m., Lucena police chief Supt. Reydante Ariza said in a report. But as the police officer was arresting him, the suspect reportedly ...

Anti-illegal drugs operatives arrested Edilberto Pacheco, 33, after he sold P370 worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) to a police agent inside his house in Barangay (village) Ibabang Dupay at 10:40 a.m., Lucena police chief Supt. Reydante Ariza said in a report.

But as the police officer was arresting him, the suspect reportedly resisted and pushed the lawman.

The report said the suspect then slammed a door, grabbed a firearm of an unknown caliber and shot the policeman but the gun jammed. Another policeman immediately retaliated and shot the suspect who died on the spot.

The suspect was included in the police drug watch list. Concerned citizens tipped off the police about his illegal activities, police said.

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