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2 slain, 10 nabbed in Angeles drug busts

  • Written by Bernard Galang
  • Published in Provincial
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ANGELES City -- Two suspected drug pushers were killed while 10 others were arrested in a three-day anti-illegal drug operations here.

Senior Supt. Sidney Villaflor, city police director, said the fatalities pulled out guns and fired at the policemen in separate buy-bust operations.

At 12:10 a.m. last November 14, one Jinggoy San Miguel, 27, ran towards a narrow passageway in Bgy. Pulung Maragul after realizing that he sold shabu to a policeman.
   
Chief Insp. Neil Rainier Mercado said the suspect was cornered by back-up policemen in a vacant lot but instead of giving up, he allegedly fired a shot, prompting the lawmen to retaliate that resulted in his death.
   
Confiscated from the suspect were a cal. .38 revolver with five live ammunition and a fired cartridge and two heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu.
   
In Villasol Subd., Bgy. Anunas, one Baltazar Rupisan, 31, was killed in a shootout with policemen during a buy-bust operation last Nov. 13, according to Chief Insp. Samuel Quibete.
   
The suspect sold P500 worth of shabu to a poseur-buyer and when the latter introduced himself as policeman and was about to effect the arrest, the suspect allegedly drew a handgun and fired a shot but missed. The policeman fired back, killing the suspect.
   
Confiscated from him were a cal. .38 revolver with four live ammunition and one fired cartridge and five sachets of suspected shabu.
   
In Bgy. Pandan, police seized a Norinco 9mm  pistol, two sachets of suspected shabu and a sachet of dried marijuana leaves from Michael Abbas, 27, and Edwin Lalic, 38, who were on board a car and refused to stop at a police checkpoint.
   
Also in Bgy. Pandan, Jayson Manaloto, 33, and Patrick Manaloto, 31, were arrested in a buy-bust operation. They yielded four sachets of suspected shabu. Their arrest also led police to an ongoing pot session wherein Eugene David, 41, Elsie David, 42, Ramon Lising, 45, and Justin Nunag, 22, were caught in the act of using shabu and placed under arrest.
   
A separate buy-bust operation conducted by the Pampanga Criminal Investigation and Detection Group led to the arrest of two members of Pineda Criminal Gang at the back of Raja Motel in Bgy. Balibago on Nov. 15.
   
Chief Insp. Reynold Macabitas identified the suspects as Pedro Mission, 42, and Mark Morillo, 20.
   
Confiscated from the suspects were three heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu and the marked money used in the operation.
   
The suspects are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
   
Abbas is facing an additional charge for illegal possession of firearm under RA 10591.