TWO suspected drug pushers were killed yesterday morning by Drugs Enforcement Unit (DEU) operatives in an armed confrontation with the lawmen during an anti-illegal drug drive in Sitio Draman Purok 6, Bgy Malitlit, Sta Rosa City, Laguna.
Supt. Eugene Orate, Sta Rosa Police Chief, identified the slain suspects as Donato Yambao Sarsaba and a certain Obet, both legal age.
The duo were pronounced dead on the spot due to gunshot wounds in their bodies.
Both victims were on the drug watch list of the Sta. Rosa police.
At about 12:20 a.m., the cops were able to buy from the suspects 3 sachets of suspected shabu in the vicinity of Bgy. Malitlit.
However, the suspects sensed that they were dealing with lawmen so they immediately pulled out their guns and fired. But the cops retaliated, killing them.
Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered two cal. 38 guns, four pieces of fired cartridge and 12 pieces of transparent plastic sachets of shabu.