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QC drug raid: 1 dead, 33 held

A drug suspect died while at least 33 persons were arrested when police swooped down on a drug den in Quezon City yesterday.

Supt. Lito Patay, chief of the Quezon City Police District’s (QCPD) Batasan Police Station (PS-6), said one alias “Melo” was killed when he engaged the anti-illegal drugs operatives in a shootout during the raid in Barangay Old Balara around 12:30 p.m.

Patay said that prior to the incident, a concerned citizen informed them about an ongoing shabu session in the house of one alias “Toto Baka” at Sapang Kangkong, Old Balara.

Around noon, they launched the operation in the said drug den where they found Toto Baka and several others sniffing shabu.

The cops also rounded up 33 persons visiting the alleged drug den. (Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola)