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Drug peddlers in rob-slay of OFW killed in shootout

  • Written by Joel dela Torre
  • Published in Metro
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POLICE yesterday shot dead two alleged drug pushers who were also tagged in the killing of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in a shootout yesterday in UP Technohub in Quezon City.

QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said that the suspects identified only as “Rodman” and “Inggo” were killed during a brief gunbattle with  operatives of the district’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU).
   
A report from CIDU head Supt. Rodel Marcelo said that the incident happened at around 3:15 a.m. at the back of UP Technohub in UP Arburetum, Diliman.
   
Marceo deployed a team headed by SPO3 Roberto Ramirez after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen about the duo’s presence.
   
Upon reaching the target area, the suspects noticed the approaching policemen and immediately opened fire at the enforcers. A brief exchange of gun fire  ensued killing the suspects.
   
Marcelo said the slain suspects were identified by witnesses as the killers of Russel Calbonero, an OFW, inside the Hair Stage Saloon at 30 Unit 8, V. Luna Extension , Brgy. Malaya, Quezon City last Friday.
   
Recovered from the suspects were a shoulder bag of Calbonero which contains her Philippine Passport, P3,720 cash and other personal belongings, a motorcycle without license plate, one cal. .38 revolver without serial number, one Rugger cal. 357magnum revolver, several drug paraphernalia, empty plastic sachets of shabu.