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Drug suspect dies in buy-bust in Cavite City



Drug suspect dies in buy-bust in Cavite City

A drug suspect and a resort helper were killed over the weekend in shooting incidents in Cavite City and Indang, the Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) reported recently.

The deaths were known as Jonel Malonso Villanueva, 42, a resident of Barangay 48-A, Cavite City; and Anthony Matiog, 24, of Barangay Tambo Malake, Indang.

Villanueva reportedly shot it out with the Cavite City anti-drug police team following a buy-bust near his house at 1:25 a.m. Friday. The suspect was pronounced dead on arrival at the Bautista Hospital in Cavite City.

Retrieved at the scene were Villanueva’s .38 caliber revolver with three shells and two live bullets in the chamber, one small sachet containing suspected shabu, one P200 bill, and one crumpled P100 bill, the buy-bust funds, and several other small sachets also carrying suspected shabu.

Villanueva’s drug pushing activities were also reported by barangay officials, according to the investigator.

Another report said that Matiog was shot by a security guard identified as John Mondejar Travilla, 21, at Alta Rios Resort in Barangay Lumangpong Halahay in Indang at 4:40 p.m. Friday.

Matiog suffered a bullet wound in the body and died on the spot on the resort guardhouse floor.

Travilla escaped after the shooting.

A resort employee-witness said that he saw Travilla shot Matiog while they were arguing just before their drinking session.


News source: Tempo



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