TWO armed suspected drug traffickers were killed in separate firefights in Hagonoy, Bulacan, and San Pablo City, Laguna, police reported yesterday.
Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said the suspect, identified only as alias ‘Victor,’ said to be a resident of Bocaue, suffered gunshot wounds in the body and died Monday morning while exchanging fire with undercover officers of the Hagonoy Municipal Police Station in Sitio Halang, Bgy. San Pedro, said Caramat.
The official said that Hagonoy policemen, headed by Chief Insp. Restituto Granil, seized a loaded caliber .38 revolver with serial number 47973, several live ammunition, six heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, two improvised icepicks, various drug paraphernalia and a motorcycle without license plate from the suspect.
The recovered pieces of evidence were brought to the local police headquarters while the suspect’s remains were brought to a local funeral parlor for autopsy, said Caramat.
In San Pablo City, police chief Supt. Raynold Rosero said a certain Jay Migo, suspected drug pusher, was killed in an armed encounter with Intel operatives during an anti-illegal drug operation in Bgy. San Cristobal Monday night.
Migo was rushed to Pagamutang Panlalawigan ng Laguna where he was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Malveda due to serious gunshot wounds in the body.
A report to acting Laguna police director Senior Supt. Joel Pernito said policemen were conducting a buy-bust operation at 6 p.m. against the suspect.
After the suspect handed the shabu to a poseur-buyer and received the marked money, he realized that his buyer was a policeman so he drew a cal. .45 pistol and fired at him but the other lawmen retaliated, killing the suspect.
Police recovered at the scene a cal. .45 pistol, a bag and a holster.