Five suspected drug pushers were arrested after a buy-bust operation and a gunfight on Monday at Barangay Yakal in Silang, Cavite.
Officer on case PO3 Robert Vito Dimailig identified the suspects as Ghiemar Acosta, 27; Noli Hardinero, 57; Edward Sususco, 31; Benjamin Gregorio, 39; and Salvador Radam, the target of the buy-bust.
At about 10:30 p.m., police poseurs bought shabu from Radam, who sensed their presence and opened fire on the combined elements of the Silang Cavite Municipal Police Station and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
The suspects attempted to flee on a van, which was cornered in Barangay Bulilihan in Silang with several sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia. Also recovered were a .45 caliber Colt used by Radam and several rounds of live ammunition.