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4 dead in Tondo drug operation

Four suspected drug personalities were killed by the police in a shootout during an “Oplan: Tokhang” operation in Parola Compound, Tondo, Manila yesterday.

Supt. Amante Daro, Manila Police District Station 11 commander, identified one of the suspects as Gerry Bon Tagalog.

Daro said they received information that a pot session was ongoing in Tagalog’s house. They went to the house and saw the suspect together with four others sniffing shabu.

Tagalog, armed with an improvised shotgun, opened fire at the operatives who retaliated, killing him with three others on the spot.

The fifth was wounded and escaped by jumping off the Pasig River.

“We could still not confirm whether he’s dead or alive but he is wounded. We have already coordinated with the Philippine Coast Guard baka kasi sa Manila Bay na matagpuan kung sakaling patay na,” Daro said. (Betheena Kae Unite)