Village official killed in Laguna drug bust


Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: An incumbent barangay (village) councilman and listed as a high-value target pusher on the provincial police’s drug watch list was killed in an encounter in Victoria, Laguna recently. Senior Supt Joel Pernito, provincial director, said suspect Estelito Victoria, incumbent official of Barangay Daniw of Victoria town, fired at and wounded poseur buyer and Police Officer 2 Noel Hacutina Jr., the operatives’ team leader. Pernito said Victoria was on the top priority list of Oplan Double Barrel and arrested on July 1 for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act but was out on bail and continued to engage in trading shabu. Hacutina, on the other hand, was conferred the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting while confined at the hospital recently by Chief Supt. Valfrie Tabian, Region 4A police director.



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