Seven suspected drug pushers were killed in separate anti-drug operations Thursday night in Malabon, Navotas and Caloocan cities.
Northern Police District (NPD) director Senior Supt. Roberto Fajardo said Marwin Sta. Ana, 24, and his brother Mark, 32, of 16 Sapa St., Bgy. Panghulo, died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds when they engaged lawmen in a shootout at 7:30 p.m.
Malabon homicide investigator PO3 Alexander dela Cruz said elements of Station Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (SAID-SOGT), led by Chief Insp. Carlos Dilag, conducted a buy-bust operation on a tip on illegal drug pushing activities of the suspects.
A police poseur-buyer was able to transact with Marwin but after handling a sachet of shabu, the suspect ran inside their house upon sensing the presence of lawmen.
The operatives gave chase but the suspect opened fire, prompting them to retaliate, killing the two. A cal. .45 pistol, a cal. .38 revolver and three plastic sachets of shabu were recovered from the slain suspects.
In Navotas City, operatives of Police Community Precinct (PCP) 4, led by Insp. Albert Trini-dad, were conducting a buy-bust operation against drug pusher Luridan Raymundo, 36, near his house at 517 Ilang-Ilang St., Bgy. NBBS, at 7:30 p.m. when he allegedly drew an improvised shotgun and fired at the lawmen.
Police returned fire, hitting the suspect and killing him instantly.
Recovered from the slain suspect were an improvised 12-gauge shotgun with live ammunition and two plastic sachets of shabu.
At 8:30 p.m., a suspected drug pusher was killed when he tried to shoot it out with police during a buy-bust operation at 220 Block 8, Market 3, Navotas Fish Port Complex, Bgy. NBBN.
Navotas Fish Port Complex Maritime Police head Senior Supt. June Jamolo said the suspect, identified only as certain “Joel,” allegedly drew a cal. .38 revolver when he sensed the presence of lawmen, prompting elements of Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (SAID-SOTG) to shoot him.
Recovered from the suspect were several plastic sachets of suspected shabu and a cal. .38 revolver with three live ammunition and an empty shell.
In Caloocan City, three suspected drug personalities and a robbery-hold-up suspects were killed in separate shooting incidents Thursday night and yesterday morning.
Angelito Angeles Sr., 57, was watching television with his son Angelito Jr. and son-in-law Angel Ramos inside their house at 230 L. Langit St., Bgy. 29, when three armed suspects wearing bonnets forcibly barged in at 12:30 a.m. yesterday.
The suspects, believed to be members of the dreaded “Caloocan Death Squad,” shot the victim several times in the body, killing him instantly. The assailants escaped on their motorcycles.
In Camarin, North Caloocan, elements of Station Anti-Illegal Drugs (SAID), led by Chief Insp. Bernard Pagaduan, responded to a call regarding an ongoing pot session at 2455 Molave St., Hill Crest Subdivision, past 5 p.m. Thursday that resulted in the arrest of Arnold Toledo.
Toledo claimed that he purchased the drug from a certain Noel Angeles, who was later apprehended and pointed to a certain “Jopay” of Phase 8, Balwarte, Bagong Silang, as his supplier.
At 6 p.m., operatives of SAID swooped down on the lair of Jopay, who opted to engage the lawmen in a shootout, together with an unidentified cohort, killing both of them.
Police recovered from the slain suspects a cal. .38 revolver, an improvised handgun two plastic sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.
At 2:45 p.m., robbery- holdup suspect Zaldy Alquiza, 36, of Phase 9, Package 7, Block 3, Lot 1, Bgy. 171, was on board a police car and cruising along Congressional Avenue on the way to Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office for inquest when he allegedly grabbed the gun of PO1 Mark Merin, one of his three police escorts.
PO1 Christopher Esto and PO2 Mark Motin, upon sensing that their lives were in danger, shot Alquiza. They rushed the suspect to Dr. Jose Rodriguez Hospital where he succumbed to a bullet wound in the body.
Homicide investigator PO3 Rhyan Rodriguez said Alquiza was earlier arrested for robbing Marjorie Belan of her personal belongings. Police recovered from him the stolen items and a handgun.
With Jaemy Glemao & Hannah Rhocellhynnia Cruz