2 dead, 1 wounded in Mandaue City drug-related shootout

By: Brian Ochoa and Gerard Francisco July 23,2019 - 05:28 PM

Two persons were killed while another one was wounded in a drug-related shootout along Zuellig Avenue in Mandaue City on Tuesday afternoon, July 23. CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Two were killed and another one was wounded in a buy-and-bust operation along Zuellig Avenue at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City on Tuesday afternoon, July 23, 2019.

According to Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, officer in charge of the Mandaue City Police, the suspects, who were on board a black multicab van, engaged the police in a shootout during the operation.

Abella said they recovered from the suspects’ black van an estimated 500 grams to one kilo of alleged illegal substance.

Abella said the operation happened at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23.

Police have yet to release the names of the suspects.

Personnel from the Scene of the Crime Operatives were examining the crime scene as of press time. / celr

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