Three men were shot dead by policemen on Monday in Manila.
Members of the Delpan Police Community Precinct conducted Oplan Tokhang in Tondo, Manila and caught a man known as “Bebe” in the act of using illegal drugs.
The man fired at the police operatives, forcing them to return fire. The victim was rushed to the Gat Andres Bonifacio Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police recovered four sachets of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu and a .38 revolver.
Meanwhile, two other men were killed in a buy bust in Quiapo, Manila. One of the victims, Alex Nicolas, transacted with operatives of the Station Anti-illegal Drugs inside his house.
However, he sensed that he was dealing with the police and fired. His cohort identified only as “Den” also exchanged shots with the lawmen.