TEN drug suspects were killed either vigilante style by riding-in-tandem members of the Deadly Death Squad (RIT-DDS) or shootouts with policemen in separate incidents in Pasay, Parañaque, Makati, Manila and Caloocan cities.
Police said three of the fatalities were identified as Danilo Bolante, 48, Nante Kamandag, 35, Jerry Tulalian, tricycle driver, all of Pasay City, while the two unidentified fatalities were described as about 35 to 40 years old, both wearing T-shirts and maong pants, of medium built, their faces and bodies wrapped with packing tape and stuffed in black plastic garbage bag.
Police said Bolante was gunned down at 9:55 p.m. before his horrified son inside his house by RIT-DDS suspects, who barged into his house, while Nante Kamandag was shot dead in front of his house. Both victims were included in the police drug watchlist.
At 10 p.m., Tulalian was shot dead by an MC-riding gunman on Dehon St., Bgy. 176, Pasay City.
Police said a plastic sachet of shabu and an empty shell of bullet for cal. .45 pistol were recovered at the scene.
In Makati, Senior Insp. Valmark Funelas, chief of Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3, said residents of Estacion St. near the railroad tracks were awakened by successive gunshots before they found the bodies of the two unidentified victims at 1 a.m. yesterday.
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) of Southern Police District (SPD) said 10 empty shells for cal. .45 pistol were recovered at the scene while a cardboard was found beside the victims’ bodies that read, “Nagmahal, nagbasag kotse, nagtulak, namatay”.
In Manila, three suspected drug pushers were killed while five others were arrested in separate buy-bust operations conducted by the Manila Police District (MPD).
The MPD-Homicide Section identified the two slain suspects as Rodolfo Tan, a car wash boy, and his brother Jerome, 35, both of 847-C Tahimik St., Tondo. They were killed by operatives from the Station Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Unit (SAID-SOTU) FOCUS Team of the MPD-Station 2 during an operation carried out at 2:20 a.m. right inside the suspects’ home.
Earlier on, police said they received information regarding the illegal drug activities of the two so a buy-bust operation was laid out against them.
In the middle of the transaction, Rodolfo reportedly sensed that the buyer, PO1 Willard Fajardo, was a policeman so he allegedly fired at the cop but missed. Fajardo’s back-up fired at the suspect, killing him instantly.
When Jerome came to the rescue and fired at the cops, he, too, was shot and killed.
Arrested were Rodolfo’s wife Carolina, who yielded two plastic sachets of shabu. Also seized in the said house were 11 plastic sachets of shabu and two cal. .38 revolvers.
Meanwhile, Emelio Blanco, alias ‘Jack Lord,’ 36, of 2464 Mercurio St., San Andres, Bukid, was killed in a buy-bust operation conducted by the MPD-Station 6 (Sta. Ana) at 10:30 p.m. the other night.
Blanco allegedly fired at the poseur-buyer after getting the feeling that he was a policeman. He was shot dead by the cops while his associates were arrested. They were Hilario Maravive, 50 and Gerard Porras, 45, both of Sta. Ana, and live-in partners Christian Teves, 18, and Marie Tamayo, 45, both of San Andres Bukid.
In Caloocan City, police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said an unidentified victim, described as about 25 to 30 years old, 5’2” in height, with tattoos on the body was discovered at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday beside C-3 Road in Bgy. 21.
Police recovered three empty shells for unknown caliber of firearm and a placard stapled on the chest with writings “Basag-kotse ako tulak ako.”
At 12:20 a.m., the body of a man, about 30 to 40 years old and with tattoos on the body was found on Letre Road, Bgy. 8.
The victim’s head was wrapped with plastic bag, his neck had visible ligature marks and a stab wound below his chin. A piece of carton with writings “Pusher ako snatcher ako sorry sa mga nabiktima ko, bawi na kayo bayad na ako” was found on his body.
Earlier at 10:40 p.m., Michael Cadena, 20, of Barrio Concepcion, Dulo, Bgy. 188, Tala, was riding in a tricycle, together with his live-in partner Frida Mae dela Cruz and his grandmother Aurelia when two MC-riding men blocked their path.
The back rider, wearing face mask and helmet alighted, shot Michael repeatedly at close range.
In Bgy. 176, John Paul Altareros, 20, of Phase 4, Pkg. 5, Blk 1, Lot 4, Bagong Silang, was shot dead by two MC-riding men, both wearing bull caps and face masks.