LEGAZPI CITY — A suspected drug pusher tagged by police as a high-value target was killed in a buy-bust operation in Naga City in Camarines Sur on Monday night.
Police Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon, Naga City police spokesperson, said Ryan Nolasco, 36, a resident of Magarao town, tried to sell 100 grams of shabu worth P680,000 in Barangay Carolina at around 9:45 p.m.
When the suspect noticed the boodle money, he dropped it and drew his gun and shot at the undercover police officers.
The suspect afterwards gave chase to policemen.
Bongon said when Nolasco fired another two shots, the police retaliated and fatally hit him.
He died while being taken to a hospital.
Bongon said that Nolasco, who got his drug supply from Metro Manila, was operating in Camarines Sur and other parts of Albay.
He was charged for the same case in 2017, Bongon added.
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