Cops kill 5, nab 10 in Batangas ‘Oplan Crackdown’

April 28, 2017 - 7:44 AM
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Members of a police SWAT team during an operation. (Reuters file)

CAMP MIGUEL MALVAR, Batangas City — Five alleged drug pushers were killed separately when they supposedly resisted arrest and fired at law enforcers during the Batangas police’s “Oplan Crackdown” Thursday morning.

Ten other suspects were arrested in the course of the province-wide dragnet, during which authorities served 66 warrants in various locations. The operation also netted 5.89 grams of crystal meth or shabu, 13 firearms and two grenades.

Acting Batangas provincial police director Senior Superintendent Randy Peralta identified the slain suspects as riel Pulihan of Mabini town, Jay Marasigan of Balayan, August Silang of Bauan, Wilfredo Ocoma of Nasugbu, and Roderick Lubi of Mataas na Kahoy.