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2 dead, 6 hurt in Tarlac drug-bust

  • Written by Bernard Galang
  • Published in Provincial
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TARLAC City, Tarlac -- Two suspected drug pushers were killed while six others were arrested during police anti-drug operations in the province from October 21 to 23.

Senior Supt. Westrimundo Obinque, provincial police director, identified the slain suspects as Noel Caspe, who was killed in a shootout in Bgy. Ungot, this city, last October 21; and Raymond Yumul, 26, who shot it out with policemen in Bgy. Cristo Rey, Capas town, last October 22.
   
Supt. Bayani Razalan, city police chief, said Caspe ran and retrieved a pistol from his Honda TMX motorcycle after realizing that he sold P500 worth of shabu to a poseur-buyer and fired at policemen.
   
The policemen retaliated, killing the suspect. Found from his body were a 9mm pistol marked “PNP Gov’t. Property” with five fired cartridges and four heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu.
   
Yumul, on the other hand, was killed after he allegedly fired a shot at the policemen after selling shabu for P500 to a poseur-buyer. Policemen fired back at him, causing his death.
   
Recovered from the suspect were ac al. .38 revolver with three live ammunition and one fired cartridge and a plastic sachet of suspected shabu.
     
The other suspects arrested were Marcos Esteban, 46, Vlady Cadang, 39, and Joyce Ann Dumantay, 32, all of Tarlac City; and Alfredo Cortez, 35, of Santa Ignacia town, for alleged drug pushing; and Edenilo Gamboa, 49, Norman Aguas, 38, and Mark Joseph Salangsang, 26, all of Tarlac City, who were caught in the act of using shabu.
   
Plastic sachets of shabu were seized from the suspects, who are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.