TEN drug personalities were by killed by vigilantes and police operatives in separate operations in Pasay, Las Piñas, Makati, Caloocan, Navotas, Valenzuela and Quezon cities, reports said yesterday.
Killed were Salvador Jamin, of Bgy. 145, Santo Niño; Aldin Malapitan, of 150 Col. Dora St.; German Maninang, Jr., alias Toti, scavenger; all from Pasay City; Jeffrey Custodio, alias Jepoy, of Las Piñas City; and Ronald Gogolin, 36, of Makati City.
Police said that first to be killed was Jamin, a police asset, who was shot dead by unidentified gunman while the victim was playing Keno in a lotto outlet at 6 p.m. on Kamagong St., Bgy. 145, Pasay City.
Witnesses told police that the suspect approached the victim from behind and shot him at close range.
The suspect then walked casually away from the crime scene, disappearing from the crowd, when the victim fell dead on the ground.
At 10 p.m. Malapitan, a suspected drug pusher, was shot dead at the corner of Park Avenue and H. Domingo St., Bgy. 82, by unidentified gunmen.
Malapitan died from multiple gunshot wounds that led to his instantaneous death while the suspects escaped.
At 10:30 p.m. Maninang was gunned down by four riding-in-tandem Dead Death Squad (RIT-DDS) suspects while buying a cigarette in a nearby store.
Barangay Chariman Albert Cuaresma told police that Maninang, who died from two bullet wounds in the head, earlier surrendered to the police Oplan Tokhang and had already stopped using drugs.
Custodio, a suspected drug pusher, on the other hand, was gunned down by RIT-DDS at 12 a.m. in San Gregorio St., Talon 5, Las Piñas City.
Custodio died from bullet wounds in the head and body.
Rolando Ferrer, deputy barangay ex-o of Talon 5, said the victim, a confessed user and pusher, had already surrendered last July 26 to police “Oplan Tokhang”.
However, Ferrer added that Custodio did not attend the barangay seminar for drug surrenderees.
In Makati, police killed Gogolin when the suspect allegedly engaged the policemen in a shootout instead of surrendering.
Senior Insp. Oscar Pagulayan, chief of Makati police Intelligence Unit, said Gogolin, a drug pusher, is also a member of gun-for- hire syndicate, carnapping and robbery group.
Police said they were about to arrest Gogolin, in a follow-up operation after his arrested cohort led police to his hideout. A certain alias Atan was rushed to a nearby hospital when hit by a stray bullet.
Police added that they also recovered stolen motorcycles in the house of the suspect.
Conrado, an uncle of Gogolin, belied police accusations that his nephew is a computer technician and that he is not aware that he was involved in illegal activities.
In Caloocan City, Carlo Malazarte, 33, was already sleeping, together with his live-in partner Menafe Isaac, inside their abode at Block 6, Lot 5, Phase 2, Natividad, Bgy. 168, when two unidentified armed men, wearing bonnets and face masks, forcibly barged in at 12:20 a.m. yesterday.
The suspects took turns in shooting to death Malazarte in front of his live-in partner that resulted in his death. Five empty shells and a deformed slug for cal. .45 pistol were recovered by police at the crime scene.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said Barangay Tanod Oca Sarmiento told police that Malazarte was involved in illegal drug activities in their barangay.
Earlier at 10 p.m. Sunday, Restituto Tuyor, 34, of 789 NPC Road, Bgy. 166, Kaybiga, was watching billiard game inside Zoe Chole Billard Hall on NPC Road when he was shot in the head at close range by unidentified suspect.
Elements of Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 6 recovered at the crime scene an empty shell for cal. .45 pistol.
Police are still conducting a follow-up investigation to determine the presence of CCTV camera installed in the area that possibly captured the incident.
In Navotas City, Raymark Gavisan, 26, of R-10 Road, Bgy. North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS), was sitting on a steel fence while watching basketball game inside Crystal Cold Storage Compound at 404 Road-10 Sunday past 9 a.m. when a lone gunman appeared from behind and shot him repeatedly in the body.
Gavisan, though wounded, managed to run inside the cold storage where he succumbed to a bullet wound in the body. The suspect escaped on a motorcycle driven by his cohort.
Navotas police homicide investigator PO3 Joemir Juhan said two empty shells and a deformed bullet were recovered at the crime scene while two plastic sachets containing suspected shabu were found on the victim’s pocket.
In Valenzuela City, at 6 a.m. Sunday, a bloodied body of a man described as about 30 to 35 years old, 5’5” in height and clad in white T-shirt and blue short pants, with visible bullet wounds in his head and body, was discovered in an alley of Tatalon St., Bgy. Ugong.
Six empty shells and two deformed slugs were recovered by police at the crime scene while six plastic sachets containing suspected shabu were found inside the victim’s sling bag.
In Quezon City, acting QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said a slain male suspect was described as about 25 to 30 years old, 5’3” in height, of slim built, fair complexioned and wearing black T-shirt and black short pants.
At around 12:30 a.m., QCPD PS-4 received a telephone call from a confidential informant regarding three male persons with handguns roaming suspiciously on Sarmiento St., Bgy. Sta. Monica.
Acting on the information, PS-4 operatives, led by SPO3 Ferdinand de Guzman went to the area to verify the check. Upon arrival, they noticed the presence of the armed suspects. While approaching, the suspects fired towards the lawmen, who retaliated, wounding one of the suspects while his two cohorts escaped. The wounded suspect was declared dead on arrival at Novaliches District Hospital.
Scene of the Crime Operatives team, led by Chief Insp. Nelson Sta Maria, and investigators from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) recovered at the scene a cal. .38 revolver with five cartridges, three 9mm fired cartridges cases and two plastic sachets of shabu from the pocket of the suspect.