Two killed in shootout with Talisay police
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two persons were killed in a buy-bust operation in Talisay City at around 3:55 a.m. on Tuesday (December 18).
The fatalities were identified as Rodel Nacario, a resident of Toledo City, and Kevin Baguio, who is from Cebu City.
Supt. Marlu Conag, Talisay City Police Station chief, said that they planned their operation after receiving reports that Nacario was allegedly one of the biggest drug peddlers in Barangay Bulacao.
Nacario, who was operating his illegal drug business with Baguio, was said to also have connections with the late drug lord Steve Go.
Conag said that Baguio was also a hitman who was tasked to kill a Talisay City policeman.
Conag added they conducted their buy-bust operation against Nacario and Baguio near the compound of a telecommunications company in Barangay Bulacao at dawn today.
But the two sensed that they were transacting with a policeman which led to a shootout.
Police confiscated 10 small sized, one large and one medium pack, and 18 triangular-shaped packs of suspected shabu.
Police also recovered a .38 pistol and one .357 pistol from the suspects.
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