2 alleged pushers slain, 4 cops wounded in anti-drug operation

TWO alleged drug pushers were killed while 9 others, including four policemen, were wounded in a shootout in a remote village of Sulu, police said.

One of the injured policemen is Inspector Ergie Wagan, the chief of police in the town of Maimbung, Sulu, the Sulu Provincial Police Office reported Tuesday, August 8.

The shootout occurred around 12:15 p.m. Monday in the village of Poblacion, Maimbung, Sulu.

The slain suspected drug pushers were identified as Boogie Hajirin and Nurhassan Mandangan.

The wounded were Jun Jumah, Ben Arah and Sahibul Mohammad.

The injured civilians were identified as: Walna Yusop, Remal Yusop, Ramil Yusop, Warnilyn Yusop, and Rashida Yusop.

Investigation showed that the shootout ensued as the two slain suspected drug pushers resisted the policemen who raided their houses in an anti-drug operation.

The police said the raiding team recovered from the shootout site an M-16 Armalite rifle with ammunition, three packs of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and prohibited drugs paraphernalia.
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