Police seized Php 14.6 million worth of suspected crystallized methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, during a buy-bust operation in Balamban, Cebu on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
The anti-drug operation of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) around 11:00PM also led to the deaths of two suspects: Quazar Bacaltos Quiachon and Don Sevilla San Diego, both residents of Talisay City.
According to authorities, Quiachon and San Diego initiated a shoot-out with the police after noticing that they were transacting with law enforcement units. The suspects were rushed to the Balamban District Hospital after being shot but were declared dead on arrival.
The CPPO Drug Enforcement Unit said that there was a pending warrant of arrest for Quiachon for use of illegal drugs.