FIVE more alleged drug suspects were killed in separate buy-bust operations conducted by the Manila Police District (MPD) in Manila while a couple and another were nabbed in Caloocan City.
The MPD-Homicide Section said Abner Nasi, 41, said to be a barangay tanod residing at 417 Juan de Moriones St., Binondo, and one alias ‘Muslim,’ were the first to fall at 2 p.m. Friday.
At around 12:45 a.m. of Saturday, MPD-Station 10 operatives shot dead John Perola, of 1467-61 Gomez Street, Paco, Manila, right inside his shanty.
MPD-Station 5 operatives then killed Alex Jamilon, 30, of Tamborong, Port Area, Manila, about five minutes later.
A certain ‘Oteng’ was then gunned down by a team from the MPD-Station 2 at 1:17 a.m. at the corner of Road 10 and Zaragosa Streets in Tondo.
Police said all suspects were being arrested when they engaged the police in a shooting encounter.
Recovered at the crime scenes were four .38 cal guns, 23 plastic sachets of shabu, undetermined amount of buy-bust money and drug paraphernalia.
In Caloocan City, a couple and their cohort involved in the illegal-drug trade were arrested by authorities during a buy-bust operation Friday night.
District Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (DAID-SOTG) head Supt. Edgardo Cariaso identified the arrested suspects as Joel Usop, 30, and his wife Fatima. 28, both of Gen. Pio Valenzuela Street; and Arnel Diño, 35, of A-1 Reparo St., Bgy. 82, Morning Breeze.
Cariaso said he received a tip from a police informant regarding the illegal drug activities of the suspects two weeks ago prompting him to form a team led by SPO2 Alberto Sugcang to place the couple under surveillance.
After operatives confirmed the illegal drug trade being carried out by the couple and their cohort, a buy-bust operation was conducted at 10 p.m. in front of Morning Breeze Elementary School on Paz St., Bgy. 83.
As the couple handed the pack of shabu to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P1,000 marked money, operatives pounced on them. When frisked, the suspects yielded another nine small plastic transparent sachets containing undetermined quantity of suspected shabu.
The suspects will be charged for violation of Section 5 and Section 11, Article II of RA 9165.