Drug personality slain
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga - A suspected drug pusher was killed when he tried to shoot it out with police operatives during a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Nicolas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Tuesday.
Police Lt. Col. Levi Hope Basilio, chief of police of City of San Fernando, identified the fatality as James Tulabut, a resident of the said barangay.
Basilio said the suspect, when he noticed the presence of police operatives during the buy-bust operation, fired towards them.
This prompted the lawmen to retaliate killing him on the spot, he said.
Recovered from the crime scene were two sachets of shabu, an improvised gun and P500 marked money.
Basilio said the suspect is listed as a drug personality in the city. — Ric Sapnu