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Cops kill 4 drug suspects

  • Written by Alfred Dalizon
  • Published in Provincial
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FOUR more suspected armed drug traffickers in Bulacan -- one of them a woman -- were killed in gunbattles with undercover officers in Bocaue and Santa Maria towns and in San Jose del Monte City last Wednesday and Thursday, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said yesterday.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Aaron N. Aquino, the official  identified the slain suspects as Remedios Garcia, a 42-year-old resident of 354 Hulo Street in Barangay Cainging, Bocaue town; Alberto Sabasa, alias ‘Don Obet’; John Paul Andres, both residents of Santa Maria municipality; and Crisostomo Diaz, 48, of Rey Abella Road in Bgy. Kaypian in San Jose del Monte City.

Members of the Bocaue Municipal Police Station headed by Supt. Charlie Cabradilla reportedly shot it out with Garcia after the female drug personality noticed the ongoing anti-narcotics operation near her residence at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and tried to shoot the undercover officer.

Caramat said suspect Sabasa was killed in a brief exchange of fire with Santa Maria policemen in Bgy. Lalakhan. Recovered from the suspect’s possession were five heat-sealed plastic sachets containing some P9,000 worth of shabu, several drug paraphernalia, a marked P500 bill and a home-made caliber .22 revolver.

The Bulacan police director said that suspect Andres was killed in a firefight with anti-narcotics operatives in Bgy. Poblacion. The suspect was found in possession of a pen gun loaded with cal. .22 ammunition, six sachets of shabu and the marked P500 bill paid to him by the poseur.
   
Around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday, members of the San Jose del Monte City Police Station under Supt. Wilson Magpali shot and killed Diaz during a brief gunbatle, said Caramat.
   
Recovered from the slain suspect’s possession were one loaded cal. .45 pistol, a magazine with five live ammunition, a sling bag containing eight .45 bullets, five small heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, several drug paraphernalia and a marked P500 bill paid to the suspect by the undercover officer.