Quezon drug bust leaves ‘Mangyan’ dead

LUCENA CITY — Police killed in a shootout before Sunday midnight at Purok Masagana, Bgy. Marketview, this city another suspected drug pusher included in the city police’s drug watchlist.

Quezon police provincial director Sr. Supt. Ramil Montilla said Michael Vicente Antonio alias “Mangyan,” 31, suffered a fatal wound and died on the spot.

Antonio allegedly used his shop as front for his illegal activities.

Prior to the gunfight, city police director Supt. Reydante Ariza said his operatives managed to buy from Antonio .22 grams of suspected shabu worth P500 at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday.

“Upon knowing that he (Antonio) was transacting with policemen, the suspect resisted and opened fire at our officers,” said Ariza.

Lawmen fired back killing the suspect instantly.