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6 drug suspects killed in Pasig, Taguig, QC

  • Written by Arlene Rivera, Jeffrey C. tiangco & Melnie Ragasa-Jimena
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SIX drug suspects were killed in separate police operations in Pasig, Taguig and Quezon cities.

Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula ordered a thorough investigation into the series of “summary killings” wherein four victims were shot by still unknown assailants in a span of 24 hours in Pasig City.
At 11 p.m. Wednesday, victim Jessie Dabon, 45, single, was shot inside his house at 3221 Barrio Masikip, Bgy. Rosario, by unidentified suspects who barged into his house.
At 12:25 a.m. yesterday, Mark Anthony Pandes, 30, driver, was standing in front of his house at 654 MRR St., Bgy. Pineda, when three armed men suddenly appeared and shot him at close range.
At 12:30 a.m. yesterday, drug suspect Enrico Espinoza, alias Nico, 27, was shot by unknown suspects inside his house at 5 Col. Licsi St., Bgy. Caniogan.
The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Rizal Medical Center (RMC).        At 4:10 a.m., an unidentified man was discovered dead on Jenny’s Avenue Ext., Bgy. Maybunga.
Police described the victim as about 40 to 45 years old, about 5’7” in height, wearing maong short pants and white T-shirt.
Police said 13 transparent plastic sachets with suspected shabu were recovered at the crime scene.
Senior Supt. Orlando Yebra, Pasig police chief said victim Dabon is a known drug pusher in Bgy. Rosario while victims Pandes and Espinoza are listed in the drug watchlist of Bgy. Pineda and Caniogan, respectively.
Yebra said the drug group was behind the series of shooting incidents in Pasig City by killing each other to prevent them from squealing source of drugs or could be a botched drug deal.
However, residents expressed alarm on the incidents after almost every day victims of vigilante-style killings were recorded in Pasig City.
They blamed the inaction of authorities and lack of police visibility.
In Taguig City, a suspected drug pusher was shot dead by riding-in-tandem members of the Deadly Death Squad (DDS) yesterday after he eluded arresting policemen who raided his house last week.
Ramit Delemios, 39, of Atis St., Bgy. North Signal, Taguig City, who was standing in front of his house, was riddled with bullets, causing his instantaneous death.
Supt. Jenny Tecson, chief of Public Information Office (PIO), said that at 9 p.m., the RIT-DDS suspects suddenly appeared and shot Delemios at close range several times and sped away.       
Delemios’ wife said that last week, police raided their house but her husband was not around.
In QC, a suspected drug pusher reportedly included in the drug watchlist of QCPD Station 10 was killed during a buy-bust operation yesterday morning in Bgy. Immaculate Conception.
Acting QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said the slain suspect, identified only as a certain “Fidel,” was declared dead on arival at East Avenue Medical Center.
At 1:30 a.m. on Aurora Blvd. corner E. Rodriguez Avenue, Bgy. Immaculate Concepcion, an operative posing as buyer set a drug deal with the suspect but the latter sensed it was a buy-bust operation so he fired at the operatives, triggering a shootout.
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) seized a cal. .45 Cold pistol with two rounds in its chamber, two fired cartridge cases for cal. .45, three fired cartridge cases for cal. 9mm, six sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia from the suspect.