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Pusher killed, 2 siblings fall

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
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A DRUG supplier was killed after he resisted arrest and fought with police while his two siblings were nabbed during a raid in their house used as shabu den in Marikina City on Friday, police said yesterday

Melvin Mendoza, 36, died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds on his body.

His older brother Marlon, 44, did not resist arrest during the operation while another sibling, Marvin, 45, tried to prevent police from arresting them but officers managed to subdue him.

According to Senior Supt. Lorenzo Holanday, Marikina Police chief, the raid was conducted based on reports of drug peddling by the Mendoza siblings who used their house as a shabu den.

Armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Anjanette N. De Leon Ortille, of Marikina Regional Trial Court (RTC), policemen composed of Station Anti-Illegal Drugs (SAID) and Special Reaction Unit (SRU) swooped down on No 127 E. Dela Paz St.,Brgy San Roque at around 5: 25 p.m.     
   
Recovered at the crime scene was a hand gun with three bullets.
   
Also seized were plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, and drug paraphernalia.
   
Holanday said the siblings were members of the Mendoza drug group allegedly running the drug business in their barangay.
   
Melvin had been released from the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City where he was imprisoned for frustrated murder and robbery, Holanday also said.
   
Holanday said Marlon was facing violation of the anti-drugs law while Marvin was charged with obstruction of justice and violation of RA 9165, the anti-dangerous drugs law.