Angeles policeman caught selling shabu was carrying hand grenade

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Police Officer and Cohort Arrested for Drugs, Guns and Explosives in Angeles City – www.philippineslifestyle.com

A police officer and his cohort have been arrested during a “buy-bust” drug operation in Angeles City.

Police say 38-year-old Mervin Manaloto, assigned to Police Station Five, and his cohort, 26-year-old Richard de Guzman were arrested after they sold a 1,500 peso bag of shabu to an undercover police officer.

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Once De Guzman took the marked money, the undercover cop signalled his fellow officers positioned nearby. At that point, the duo sped off on a motorcycle and a chase ensued. The suspects were eventually cornered in a nearby barangay.

After ordering the driver to remove his helmet, the officers were surprised to see their colleague Manaloto.

Confiscated from Manaloto was his loaded 9mm Glock handgun, a fragmentation grenade and a plastic sachet of shabu weighing 2.5 grams.

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De Guzmen was later found to possess a .38 revolver another sachet of shabu and the marked money.

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