Seven drug suspects were killed in separate police’s anti-illegal drug operations in Navotas, Pasig and Mandaluyong cities.
Two of the fatalities were caught in the act of transacting illegal drugs that resulted in an encounter with authorities before dawn yesterday in Navotas City.
Emmanuel Villa, 35, and one alias “Arnie”, about 35-40 years old, both of Market 3, Bgy. North Bay Boulevard North (NBBN), died on the spot from gunshot wounds while their cohort, one June Menioso, was able to escape.
Navotas police chief Senior Supt. Dante Novicio said that prior to the incident, joint elements of the Intelligence Unit and Station Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (SAID-SOTG) were conducting anti-illegal gambling and anti-illegal drug operations inside the Navotas Fishport Complex at 4 a.m. when they chanced upon Menioso handing over a plastic sachet of shabu to Villa.
The operatives approached the suspects but Villa and Arnie pulled out their guns and fired at the lawmen, who promptly retaliateed, killing the suspects. Menioso managed to escape.
Elements of the Northern Police District Crime Laboratory Office (NPD-CLO), led by Senior Insp. Sonny Boy Tepace, recovered at the scene a cal. .38 revolver with three fired shells, a replica of cal. .45 pistol and a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.
Navotas police homicide investigator PO2 Philip Edgar Valera said a follow-up operation is now being conducted for the possible arrest of Menioso, who is on the drug watchlist of the police and Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC).
In Valenzuela City, police arrested five suspected drug pushers, including three women, in a buy-bust operation yesterday morning in Valenzuela City.
Valenzuela police chief Senior Supt. Ronaldo Mendoza identified the suspects as Roderick dela Cruz, 18, of 52 Marilouz Compound, G. Marcelo St., Maysan: Marilou Yongco, 31, of 957-A De Castro St., Malinta; Junifer Cordita, 33, of 125 Dulong Tangke; Mathuzela Pardero, 26, of 3rd St., Fortune Village 5, Parada; and Fernando Padasas, 40, of 930-A De Casto St., Malinta.
Mendoza said the drug bust operation was conducted after almost two weeks of surveillance operation following a tip from their informants regarding the rampant illegal drug selling in the area.
A police officer, who acted as poseur-buyer, was able to purchase from Dela Cruz and Yongco a small plastic sachet of shabu for P200 marked money while three suspects served as lookouts.
When the suspect handed the illegal drugs, other operatives, led by SPO1 Christopher Sacobos, pounced on them. SIB head Chief Insp. Jowilouie Bonaobra Bilaro said the suspects did not resist.
Police recovered from the suspects seven plastic sachets of shabu.
Meanwhile, a former detainee included in the drug watchlist and two other drug personalities were shot dead by motorcycle-riding suspects in Pasig and Mandaluyong cities on Thursday.
Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula said Joewender Padilla, alias a Epiot, 39, single, of 8-A R. Bedana St., Bgy. San Nicolas, Pasig City, was gunned down at 5:30 p.m.
Sapitula said Padilla was standing at the waiting shed on Caruncho Ave., Bgy. San Nicolas, when two unidentified suspects on board a motorcycle arrived and shot him successively.
The suspects immediately fled.
Sapitula said Padilla was a former detainee at Pasig City Police Station facing charges of acts of lasciviousness.
He was also included on the drug watchlist of Bgy. San Nicolas categorized as pusher/user.
In Mandaluyong City one Raymund Avila, was shot along along Star St., Bgy Poblacion, at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.
Police said Avila was driving his tricycle when two unidentified male suspects riding in a motorcycle shot him several times.
It was learned that Avila is listed on the drug watchlist of Bgy. Burol.
At around 2:40 a.m., Nemencio Roque, 64, of 333 Paraiso 1, Bgy. Poblacion, was killed by two MC-riding men wearing helmet.
The sexagenarian was inside his house when the suspects forcibly barged into his house.
The old man died on the spot from bullet wounds in the body.
He is a known pusher and user in the barangay and included in drug watch list.