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Suspected drug pusher hurt in Batangas shootout

SAN PEDRO CITY –– Police recovered 19 plastic sachets of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) in a buy-bust operation in Sto. Tomas City in Batangas province, a report said on Thursday.

The arrested suspect was identified as Winnie Villavicencio.

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According to a police report, the buy-bust happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Barangay Sta. Clara.

Villavicencio reportedly attempted to resist arrest by shooting at the police officers, who returned fire and hit him in the hip and leg.

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The suspect was taken to the St. Cabrini Medical Center for treatment.

Aside from the suspected shabu, police also recovered a gun and a bolo from Villavicencio. Maricar Cinco/lzb

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