Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Police kill suspected drug dealer in Zamboanga firefight

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 5, 2010) – Policemen killed Tuesday a suspected drug dealer in a firefight in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, officials said.

Officials said two more suspects escaped in the fighting that broke out in the village called Baliwasan, a known lair of drug gangs and criminals.

Police said a manhunt was launched to track down the two men who fled the village after the running gun battle. There was no report of casualties on the side of the police.

Officials said the policemen were on their way to arrest the trio when the men opened on the raiding team. Illegal drugs remain a big problem in Zamboanga City. (Mindanao Examiner)

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