suspected drug pushers were killed in separate shooting incidents Thursday night and before dawn yesterday in Navotas and Malabon cities.
Northern Police District (NPD) director Senior Supt. Roberto Fajardo identified the slain suspects as Ramil Barameda, 41, of Cattleya St., Road 10, Bgy. North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS), Navotas City; and Adrian Santiago, 28, of 298 Sitio 6, Bgy. Catmon, Malabon City.
Navotas police chief Senior Supt. Dante Novi-cio said joint elements of Station Anti-Drug Special Operations Task Group (SAID-SOTG) and Intelligence Branch were conducting surveillance operation on Road 10, NBBS, at 1:30 a.m. when they spotted a man, later identified as Rogelio Oñate, handing over one plastic sachet of suspected shabu to Barameda.
The operatives immediately approached the duo but Barameda allegedly drew his cal. .38 revolver, prompting the lawmen to shoot him, killing him instantly, while Oñate surrendered peacefully.
Police recovered from Oñate two transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and P200 bill while a cal. .38 revolver with five live ammunition was recovered from Barameda.
Earlier at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Santiago and his live-in partner Rocklyn Ison, 19, were playing cards inside their house when a lone gunman, wearing red T-shirt and short pants with handkerchief covering his face, barged in and shot the victim repeatedly in the head and body.
Malabon police homicide investigators PO3 Alexander dela Cruz and PO2 Roldan Angeles learned that the victim was incarcerated for almost a year at Valenzuela City Jail after being charged with illegal possession of firearm. He was released from jail on July 25, 2016 after his case was dismissed
Police are verifying information from a witness, who said that Santiago was also involved in illegal drugs trade.