TACLOBAN CITY— Two suspected drug users died in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) in Barangay 59-A, Sampaguita,Tacloban City, 2:54 PM, last August 15, 2017.

Kenneth Bertes and Aldrin Iriete, both of legal age, were killed after  they allegedly attempted to point a gun to the police. The casualties were occupying a room in front of the house of Al Carie Trono Lotero, 24 years old and a resident of the Barangay Sampaguita, the main target of the said operation.

Recovered from them were 22 sachets filled with suspected shabu, 500 peso cash and 1 syringe case with a shabu tooter inserted.

Lottero, on the other hand, was apprehended by the police and is now under police custody. Taken from his control, Policemen recovered 1 sachet of suspected shabu, subjected to be sold and one (1) 500 peso bill marked money leading to his arrest.


Report by: Jhonpaul Lacson, Bill Germinal

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