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No. 9 drug suspect in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte bites dust

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Another top drug suspect in Camarines Norte was slain in a buy-bust operation after he allegedly tried to shoot it out with policemen.

A Camarines Norte News report Monday (October 17) identified the fatality as Elmer Losa Jr., alias “Emi”, 32, single, a resident of Purok 2, Barangay Osmeña, in the municipality of Jose Panganiban.

Losa is said to be ranked no.9 in the town’s drug watchlist.

The buy-bust was carried out jointly by members of the Jose Panganiban Municipal Police Station (MPS), Camarines Norte Provincial Public Safety Company (CNPPSC), Camarines Norte Provincial Intelligence Branch (CNPIB), and the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG).

The undercover lawmen struck a deal to buy shabu from Losa at 11:15 p.m. on October 12. The transaction had been consummated when the suspect apparently felt that he had dealt with cops.

He drew a firearm and tried to shoot one of his “buyers” but was beaten to the trigger by the police. He died as a result.

Recovered from Losa was one heat-sealed sachet of alleged shabu, one heat-sealed sachet containing alleged dried up marijuana leaf and a .38 caliber pistol.