Drug suspect shot dead in Camarines Sur buy-bust

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LEGAZPI CITY – A drug suspect was killed while another one was arrested in separate buy – bust operations in Camarines Sur  Sunday morning.

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Police Colonel Roderico Roy Jr., Camarines Sur police chief, said Joemar Caponga was killed after he drew his .9mm pistol and fired at  an undercover police officer at around 5:40 a.m. in Barangay  San Francisco in Baao town.

Days earlier, Caponga, who was in the police drug watch list, was the subject of a police operation at his residence in Barangay Mabolo, Naga City on Friday night but eluded arrest.

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Police, however, recovered from his residence four sachets of shabu (crystal meth) worth an estimated P120,000.

Baao town is about 35 kilometers from Naga City, the provincial capital.

In a separate operation, drug suspect Edwin Almuete, 41, was arrested in Barangay Concepcion Pequeña in Naga City at around 2:30 a.m., according to Police Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon, spokesperson of the Naga City police.

Almuete was caught with a sachet of suspected shabu worth P500.

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