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Alleged drug pusher killed in Lucena buy-bust

LUCENA CITY – An alleged drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation here early Thursday, police said,

Lucena police chief Supt. Romulo Albacea said Randolf Coronado, 27, sold shabu to an undercover police officer during a buy-bust  transaction in Barangay (village) Ilayang Iyam around 3:30 a.m.

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During the bust, police said Coronado sensed that his buyer was a police officer. He then drew his gun and fired at the undercover police officer but missed.

Albacea said another undercover police officer then shot Coronado who died on the spot.

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Police said Coronado was included in the police drug watch list.  /muf

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