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Alleged gunrunner killed in Surigao City police operation

A suspected gun runner was killed in Surigao City on Friday after allegedly fighting off a team of policemen. Photo courtesy of PCMS JTS

A man suspected to be a gunrunner was killed in Surigao City early Friday morning after allegedly fighting off a team of policemen.

In an initial report, the  Surigao City Police identified the suspect as Marlon Beltran, resident of Barangay Mabini.

Police said Beltran while selling a .45-caliber pistol to a police undercover agent, noticed that it was a bust and engaged the operatives in a shootout at around 1:20 a.m. in Barangay Sabang.

One policeman was shot but unharmed because he wore a bullet-proof vest during the encounter.

The police seized a .38-caliber revolver, ammunition, and a .45-caliber Armscor pistol.

Also recovered from Beltran were five plastic sachets that contained alleged marijuana leaves and the marked money. CLC

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