ANGELES CITY -- Three suspected drug pushers were killed while six other persons, including a woman, were arrested in anti-drug operations here and nearby Mabalacat City last Thursday and Friday.
Supt. Nolie Asuncion, chief of the city police Intelligence Branch here, identified the fatalities as Daryl Pido alias “Rambo Muklo”, Mamay Manticayan, and a certain Rashid in Barangay Balibago.
Pido sensed the buy-bust operation immediately after selling P2,000 worth of shabu to a poseur-buyer and shouted to his companions, “Takas na may kalaban!” The suspects ran towards their motorcycles but upon seeing the police back-up team, they allegedly pulled their guns and fired shots. The policemen reportedly retaliated, killing the three suspects.
Found from the suspects’ bodies were one .38 caliber revolver, two .22 caliber revolvers, 19 live ammunition, four fired cartridges, four plastic sachets of suspected shabu worth P16,000 and a sachet containing a Eurodin tablet.
In Barangay Malabanias here, two persons, including an American national, were caught in the act of sniffing shabu.
Chief inspector Samuel Quibete identified the arrested suspects as Michael Garong, 37, and Robert Wayne Boling, 36, who were caught inside Room 310 of Gogo Hotel in Barangay Malabanias.
In nearby Mabalacat City, three men and a woman were arrested in buy-bust operations.
Supt. Juritz Rara, Mabalacat chief of police, identified the suspects as Derick Natividad, 36; Wilson Alcantara, 34; Marlon Marshall, 35; and Joylin Almario, 26.
Senior Inspector Melvin Florida Jr. said two medium-size sachets of suspected shabu were seized from Natividad, two sachets from Alcantara, three sachets from Marshall, and a sachet of the suspected illegal drug from Almario.
The arrested suspects are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.