The suspects sensed that they were dealing with an undercover agent during the transaction, which prompted them to shoot. Lawmen returned fire until the suspects fell. Recovered from the crime scene were a homemade caliber-.38 revolver, homemade caliber-.45 pistol, a hand grenade, empty shells, some 15.5 grams of suspected shabu, and 0.5 gram of suspected marijuana.
Daniel Lopez
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation
  • Date of Incident: May 7, 2021
  • Time of Incident: 5:00 am
  • Location of Incident: Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija

Five suspected drug pushers were killed during separate buy-bust operations in Nueva and Bulacan, Thursday and Friday.

Police said more than P100,000 worth of illegal drugs was confiscated during the operations.

Three of the suspects were killed when the buy-bust operation in Cabanatuan City ended in a shootout around 5:15 a.m., Nueva Ecija provincial police said.

Killed were Daniel Lopez and Jared Asuncion, both residents of Cabanatuan and included in the city police’s watchlist of drug personalities, and an alias “Jake.”