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Three Bulacan suspects killed in weekend drug busts

Three Bulacan suspects killed in weekend drug busts

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan – Three drug suspects were killed in clashes with the police over the weekend.

Melvin Padojelaga, 20, allegedly fired at policemen and was shot dead at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday during a police operation in Sitio (subvillage) Dapdap at Banga 1st village in Plaridel town, said Police Col. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director.

On Saturday at 4:30 a.m. in San Rafael town, police killed a suspect identified only as Tonio during a drug bust.

On the same morning in San Ildefonso town, Ben Angell Tacadena died in a 4 a.m. gunfight with undercover police officers. Tacadena is on a police drug watch list.

Recovered from the three suspects were 20 plastic sachets of shabu (crystal meth) and 16 sachets filled with marijuana./je