CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- Three suspected drug pushers were killed in a shootout with policemen in Orion and Dinalupihan towns in Bataan last September 12.
Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo Jr., acting Bataan police director, identified the fatalities as Eric Acuna, 38, Roy Sanqui and Boyet Toledo.
At 11:30 p.m., Acuna, on board a Kawasaki motorcycle, was about to sell shabu in Bgy. Villa Angeles, Orion, to a poseur-buyer but noticed that he was dealing with a policeman. He allegedly drew a handgun and fired at the poseur, who was able to avoid it. Policemen then fired at him, killing him on the spot.
Recovered from the suspect was a cal. .22 revolver with six live ammunition and three empty shells.
Around the same time in Bgy. Roosevelt, Dinalupihan, policemen conducted a buy-bust operation against Sanqui and Toledo, who were on board a metallic orange Honda Vios with conduction sticker VD7022.
But while the poseur-buyer was walking with the suspects, Toledo was heard shouting, “P...ina, pulis to!” and allegedly drew a gun. Alert back-up policemen then fired successive shots towards the suspects, resulting in their death.
Confiscated from the suspects were two cal. .38 revolvers and six heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu.
Sanqui is reportedly no. 1 in the list of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council while Toledo is listed no. 5.
Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino congratulated the Bataan police for neutralizing the three drug suspects who tried to shoot it out with the lawmen.