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2 killed in S. Kudarat drug bust

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By Joseph Jubelag

BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat- Two suspected drug pushers were killed Tuesday after they reportedly shot it out with police anti-narcotics operatives during a drug entrapment operation in Barangay Tuka here.

Chief Insp. Rodney Binoya, Bagumbayan police chief, identified the slain suspects as Santiago Magno and Joey Diente who were killed by arresting lawmen after they reportedly resisted arrest during the buy-bust operation.

Police seized several grams of shabu, a .45-caliber pistol and a .38-caliber revolver from the suspects.

Police said the suspects had been subject of intense surveillance for the past months for their alleged involvement in illegal activities, including drug trafficking and robbery.

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