AN alleged armed drug pusher, identified only as “Mario,” was killed, while eight other drug suspects were arrested in separate operations in the towns of Pulilan, Balagtas, Santa Maria, Marilao and Plaridel in Bulacan on Tuesday. Police said Mario was killed after engaging police anti-drug operatives in a gunfight along BSU Diversion road in Barangay Mojon, Malolos City. Recovered from the slain suspects were seven sachets of shabu, a sachet of dried marijuana leaves, improvised shotgun, two fired shells and several other bullets of various caliber, a motorcycle without license plate and P150 buy-bust money. Arrested were Edmond de Guzman, Mhary Jhoanne Barrientos, “Frederick,” Aldrin Mamawag, “Markson,” Arnold Manungtong Basa,Jenny Babon Villanueva and Zainab Salic. Seized from them were 13 sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.