Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo, Jr., Bataan police director, said a certain Rey and his still unidentified companion tried to escape when they apparently sensed that they were dealing with a police-poseur- buyer.
The suspects who were cornered in a vacant lot in an upland sitio in Limay pulled their handguns and fired but missed on the chasing police operatives who returned fire and hit them, Silo said.
Scene of the crime operatives recovered from the suspects two .38 revolvers with live bullets, fired cartridges, four heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of shabu, weighing scales and cash of more than P2,750.
Police are still waiting for relatives to claim the bodies and their identification known.