A SUSPECTED drug pusher was killed in an anti-drug operation in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported on Sunday, June 10.
The Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police Office identified the slain drug pusher as Jeelan Cantil, a newly-identified pusher.
The police said Cantil pulled a handgun and opened fire but missed his target upon sensing he was transacting illegal drugs to an undercover policeman around 11:40 a.m., Saturday, June 9, along the national highway in the village of La Dicha, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay Province.
The policeman managed to return fire hitting Cantil in the body.
Cantil was rushed to the hospital in the town of Diplahan but expired while under medical treatment, the police said.
The police said recovered from the possession of the slain suspect was one small-size plastic sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” a caliber .38 revolver without with four live ammunition and one empty shell. (SunStar Philippines)