THREE drug personalities were killed by unidentified gunmen in Caloocan, Pasay ang Parañaque cities.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said Jayneil Inductivo, 32, tricycle driver, of 16 Rivera Compound, Bgy. 171 Bagumbong, died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body.
Homicide investigator PO3 Rhyan Rodriguez said the victim was driving his tricycle at 12:30 a.m. yesterday when riding-in-tandem suspects, both wearing helmets and face masks, blocked his path in front of North Crest Subdivision.
The back rider pulled out a cal. .45 pistol and repeatedly shot the victim in the head and body. After the killing, the suspects escaped towards Sapang Palay, leaving the victim sprawled bloodied on his tricycle.
Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered at the crime scene six empty shells and two slugs for cal. .45 pistol.
Police said a tricycle driver, identified as Manuel Siano, 30, disclosed that the victim was involved in illegal drugs trade.
Meanwhile, two suspected big-time drug pushers were arrested by police for possession of P.2 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation Friday afternoon in Caloocan City.
Almazan said Eddie Paunan, 56, and Angelito Quitan, 35, were arrested by operatives of Station Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (SAID-SOTG) at 4:30 p.m. on Gen. San Miguel St. Sangandaan, Bgy. 8.
A team led by Insp. Cecilio Tomas Jr., in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-National Capital Region (PDEA-NCR), conducted a buy-bust operation after a drug pusher, who was earlier arrested by elements of PNP Region 3 in Bulacan, pointed to the two as his supplier.
A police poseur-buyer was able to purchase from the suspects a pack of shabu worth P1,000 and as Paunan handed the illegal drug, other operatives pounced on them.
Almazan said the suspects yielded another 84 grams of suspected shabu with a total street value of P200,000 and an unknown type of handgun. Police are now checking if the arrested suspects were involved in other crimes such as killings after they discovered that they have pending criminal cases in different regional trial courts.
In Parañnaque City, police found dead Allan Laxa Francisco, alias Laxa, 48, of So de Asis, San Martin de Porres, along the road a few meters away from his house at 1 a.m. the other day.
Investigators said Francisco died from three gunshot wounds in the body.
Police said a placard was placed on top of his body that read “Pusher magnanakaw huwag tularan.”
In Pasay, the body of an unidentified man was found by Ereneo Serafico, a traffic enforcer, at 5:30 a.m. in front of Wilson Compound, Park Avenue.
The victim was described as about 30 to 35 years old, 5’5” in height and wearing blact T-shirt, dark gray short and barefooted.
The victim bore strangulation marks in the neck and a leather belt, apparently used in killing him, was found on his body.
Police declined to say whether the victim was killed due to illegal drugs, saying the case falls under classification of death under inquiry.