Suspected drug pusher slain, 2 nabbed in Quezon

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LUCENA CITY, Philippines – Police killed an alleged drug pusher and arrested two others in buy-bust operations in Lucena City and Candelaria town in Quezon province Saturday night, police said

Anti-illegal drugs operatives were about to arrest John-John Pureza,35, after he sold “shabu” to an undercover policeman when he reportedly resisted and shot the arresting officer with a caliber .38 revolver in Barangay Cotta at about 10:30 p.m.

Pureza missed his target and was shot and killed by a back-up policeman.

Police said the suspect was on the list of drug personalities in the city.

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