A relative of a drug suspect said she is happy after she learned that the latter was killed during an anti-illegal drugs operation. Apparently, this is in contrast with a lot of reports where relatives and loved ones of slain drug suspects can be seen crying over the dead body and strongly demand for justice. Watch the News5 Everywhere news video below.
As shown in the news report, a certain Alexander Cuyugan was killed by Manila police officers in a buy-bust operation in Pilar Street, Tondo, Manila, around 1:30 am, Sunday, August 28. According to authorities, the 41-year old suspected drug pusher was killed inside his house along with Jeje Reyes, another alleged drug pusher in their area.
Allegedly, Cuyugan attempted to shoot PO1 Menz Kimwell Estaban after he realized that the cop pretended to buy shabu from him. Recovered from the victim include P300 marked money and 10 sachets of shabu. But instead of crying and condemning the police, his aunt named Lola Purificacion Torres admitted that she is happy that her nephew was killed.
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“Natutuwa ako dahil alam mo kung bakit, matigas ang ulo niya. Pati kami nilalabanan, Matagal ko nang pinasusuko ‘yan, ayaw sumuko. Pinadadali nila ‘yung buhay nila eh. Gusto ko mawala na siya talaga,” Lola Purificacion told Aksyon 5 news reporter Gary de Leon, when she learned that her nephew finally met his match via the Manila police.
(I’m happy because you know why, he is hard-headed. He even fight with us. I have already told him to surrender long before. They were the ones who shorten their lives. I really want him to get killed.)
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Apparently, Cuyugan and Reyes are only two of the 8 drug suspects who were killed by the police that day after they allegedly fired their guns first. The operation is part of the intensified war of the PNP against illegal drugs. Meanwhile, the (CHR) Commission on Human Rights and Senator Leila de Lima are investigating reports of extra-judicial killings.