TWO suspected drug pushers were killed in separate shootouts in Agneles City while 10 others were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Tarlac City.
Chief Insp. Erwin Marzan, of Angeles City police, identified the first fatality as Napoleon Lopez, 52, who was gunned down during a buy-bust operation in Pulung Bulo, Angeles City, at 8:10 p.m. last October 6.
The suspect allegedly noticed that he just sold P500 worth of shabu to a policeman and fired two shots but missed. Policemen fired back and hit him. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Ospital Ning Angeles.
Confiscated from him were a cal. .22 with seven live ammunition and two fired cartridges and a transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu.
At past 1 a.m. last October 8, a police team was tracking down two men, who carjacked a motorcycle in Bgy. Malabanias, when they chanced upon the suspects. When they flagged the latter down, one of the suspects allegedly fired once but missed. He was gunned down by policemen and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Chief Insp. Samuel Quibete said a cal. .38 revolver with four live ammunition and one fired cartridge and two sachets of suspected shabu were found from the unidentified suspect. His cohort was able to escape.
Senior Supt. Sydney Villaflor congratulated his men for neutralizing the two suspects.
In Tarlac, acting provincial police director Supt. Westrimundo Obinque said 10 drug suspects were arrested, including Robert Miguel, 48, no. 3 in the top drug watchlist in La Paz town, yielded four plastic sachets of shabu.
The other suspects arrested included Joel Cutchon Gonzales, 38, Melchor Lacayanga, 25, Doony Carreon, 33, William Franco, 44, Jhino Narciso, 18, Feliciano Laurel, 42, Lester Sula Navarro, 27, Joe Carlo Laxamana, 39, and Oro Paragan, 44.
The suspects, who yielded plastic sachets of suspected shabu during the buy-bust operations, were arrested in the towns of Bamban, Gerona, Concepcion, Capas, Moncada, Ramos and San Manuel.
They are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 for drug pushing.