TWO notorious drug pushers who were included in President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s drug list as HVT ((high value target) drug personalities were killed in a buy-bust the other day in San Pablo City, Laguna.
The fatalities were identified as Allan Saniel of Barangay Sta Monica and Lloyd de Chavez, residents of San Pablo City, Laguna.
Recovered from their possession were P250,000 worth of suspected drugs, two caliber .45 pistols and one 9mm pistol.
According to Laguna Police Provincial Director Police Colonel Eleazar Matta, the operation was conducted at around 12:05 p.m. a few meters away from the suspects’ house.
He said combined elements of Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) Laguna PPO 3rd District team and San Pablo Police in coordination with PDEA conducted a buy bust operation against the suspects.
However, the suspects realized it was a buy-bust and quickly pulled out their guns and fired at the cops.
The suspects were killed in the exchange of fire.
Danao said the suspects were known to be big-time drug pushers in San Pablo City and trusted friends of Edwin Amante alias Nipis, leader of the Amante Drug Group. The two were also included in the list of high value targets of Laguna PNP and updated drug watchlist of the President.