2 drug personalities killed in shootout in Camarines Norte

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The fight against illegal drugs in Bicol claimed two more lives with the killing of two suspected drug personalities in Camarines Norte over the weekend.

Radio reports said the two were caught in a sting operation in Paracale town and tried to escape but were trapped at a checkpoint.

One of the two tried to fire at police, who fired back. The other was shot while allegedly trying to wrest a firearm from a policeman.

Recovered from the two were sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and a cal-.38 handgun.