Drug dealer in Pangasinan killed in shootout

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ASINGAN, Pangasinan: A big-time drug dealer and the number one in the drug watch list in eastern Pangasinan was killed in an encounter with the police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) following a buy-bust operation in Poblacion West, Asingan on Wednesday. The killed suspect was identified as Elias Sultan, 57, a native of Maranao, Marawi City, but residing at Barangay Domanpot, Asingan who fought the lawmen, disguised as buyers, using a cal. 45 pistol and a hand grenade. Sultan threw the grenade at the lawmen but fortunately, it did not explode. Then the suspect pulled his cal. 45 pistol and traded shots with the lawmen but was mowed down by series of fires from the policemen when they retaliated.

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