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Two men shot dead in Isabela drug busts

CITY OF CAUAYAN — Two drug suspects were killed in separate police operations in Isabela province on Saturday, belated police reports said.

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Manny Mapalo, 48, allegedly shot an undercover policeman to whom he sold a sachet of shabu for P1,000. The policeman, who was spared from serious injury by his bullet-resistant vest, fired back killing the suspect at 11:15 p.m. in Sitio (subvillage) Padilla, Tagaran village, in this city.

At 9:45 p.m. in Cabatuan town, Robert Cabuyadao, 33, was shot and killed after he allegedly attacked the undercover policemen who bought shabu  from him.

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In Ilagan City on Friday afternoon, an Apayao resident was arresed after he allegedly sold shabu to a police agent in front of a shopping mall.

Wellington Aguda, 39, of Flora town, was also tied to a gunrunning syndicate. He yielded a baby Armalite rifle, a 9mm pistol, and ammunition after his arrest. /cbb

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