STEPPED-UP anti-criminality campaign by the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group since Monday led in the killing of a top drug target in a firefight in Northern Samar and the arrest of six other wanted persons in separate operations across the country, PNP-CIDG director, Chief Superintendent Roel B. Obusan announced yesterday.
Obusan said suspect Peter Dulfo, wanted for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 was killed in a clash with CIDG operatives in Laoang, Northern Samar at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday.
The official said the CIDG men were approaching the suspect when he drew a concealed firearm and fired shots at the officers who were forced to retaliate.
The suspect, a Level 2 High-Value Target of the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office died while being taken to the Laoang District Hospital, according to CIDG Region 8 chief, Supt. Marvin Marcos.
In Cainta, Rizal, members of the CIDG Anti-Fraud and Commercial Crimes Unit last Monday arrested a man and a woman involved in bank fraud during separate operations in Cainta, Rizal and Pasay City.
CIDG-AFCCU chief, Supt. Raymund Liguden said suspect Nancy Chua was arrested while receiving a fraudulently-applied credit card under the name of one ‘Henry A. Tang’ in Tokyo Street, Cypress Village in Sto. Domingo, Cainta 3:30 p.m. Monday.
A follow-up operation led in the arrest of Joel Mahing, the man posing as ‘Henry A. Tang’ in Pasay City. Liguden said Mahing is believed to be the one who applied for the said credit card using the name of ‘Henry A. Tang.’
He said Mahing was previously arrested by the CIDG for violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act in on June 2013 and also has a standing Warrant of Arrest for the same violation.
Confiscated from Chua and Mahing were one sealed bank envelope addressed to ‘Henry A. Tang’ with attached proof of receipt signed by Chua and two cellular phones.
A case for violation of RA 8484 was filed against the duo. An additional case for violation of Article 178 of the Revised Penal Code or Using Fictitious Name and Concealing True Name was also filed against Mahing.
In Cavite, two wanted drug dealers were arrested by CIDG Region 4-A operatives in an entrapment operation in Bgy. Poblacion 3B in Imus City past 8 p.m. last Monday.
Local CIDG chief, Senior Supt. Rex Anongos identified the two as Jose Rowelito Garcia and his cousin Edwin Dichiso. Seized from the two were a plastic packet containing some 28 grams of dried marijuana leaves worth P4,000. Garcia was tagged as the second most wanted drug dealer in Imus City.