FOUR suspected drug dealers were killed while six others were arrested during separate gunbattles with policemen in Bulacan and Bataan, police reported yesterday.In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus, Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. identified the two slain suspects only thru their aliases ‘Ben Diesel’ and ‘Ode’, who were killed in a gunfight with undercover officers of the San Jose del Monte City Police Station in Bgy. Fatima at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Caramat said members of the City Drug Enforcement Unit, headed by Supt. Fitz Macariola, engaged the two in a brief firefight shortly after ‘Ben Diesel’ resisted arrest during an entrapment operation and fled inside his apartment where he and his cohort named ‘Ode’ exchanged fire with the officers.
Recovered from the slain suspects were two loaded caliber .45 pistols, a Norinco brand without serial number and a Colt MRIV Series 8 with serial no. 431521, one mobile phone, the marked money paid to ‘Ben Diesel’ by the poseur and 11 plastic sachets containing suspected shabu.
The bodies of the two were brought to a local funeral parlor for autopsy and temporary safekeeping.
Caramat said four other suspects -- Ferdinand Ramirez, 52, of Estranio St., Bgy. Bancal, Meycauayan City; Erold Valera, 28, of 124 Ngusong Buwaya, Bgy. Saluysoy, Meycauayan City; Renato Javier, 31, of Bgy. Sta. Monica in Hagonoy town; and Artemio Cruz Jr., 35, of Sitio Libi, Bgy. Poblacion, Baliwag town -- were also arrested in separate buy-bust operations Wednesday.
Javier previously surrendered to the local police during the initial phase of the implementation of the PRO3’s Oplan: Tokhang, records showed.
Caramat said 18 plastic sachets of shabu and marked money were recovered from the suspects, who are now facing charges for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
In Bataan, two suspected drug pushers were killed in armed encounters with the police while two others were arrested the other day.
Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo Jr., Bataan police director, identified the slain suspects as Roberto Morales, and Jayson Rodrigo, both of Bgy. Gabon, Abucay town.
Morales was gunned down when he reportedly drew a gun after noticing that the person who bought a sachet of shabu from him at Bgy. Calaylayan was a plainclothes policeman. The two traded shots and the suspect fell down and died.
A cal. .38 revolver with four live ammunition and a fired cartridge, a plastic sachet of shabu and the marked money were recovered.
Rodrigo also reportedly drew and fired a gun in Bgy. Tuyo after realizing his client was a poseur-buyer.
The operating team retaliated, resulting in his death. A cal. .38 revolver with one live ammunition and two fired cartridges, seven plastic sachets of shabu, and the P500 marked money were recovered from the suspect.
In Bgy. Ala Uli, Pilar town, police arrested one Aries Castro, 34, after selling P500 worth of shabu to a poseur-buyer.
Two plastic sachets of shabu were seized from the suspect.
A separate buy-bust operation in Bgy. Tuyo, Balanga City, led to the arrest of one Edlie Torres, 19, after he sold P500 shabu to a poseur-buyer.
Confiscated from the suspect were the marked money and a medium sachet of shabu.
The suspects are facing charges for violation of RA 9165.
Meanwhile in Pampanga, a notorious drug pusher was arrested by agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a drug sting in Bgy. Dau, Mabalacat City, yesterday.
Central Luzon PDEA Director Ismael G. Fajardo Jr. identified the suspect as Doroteo B. Tuazon, alias “Teng”, 55, married, of 505 Roxas St., Bgy. Dau.
Fajardo said the arrest of Tuazon was an offshoot of a summary of information report (SOI) provided by the Presidential Complaint Center in Malacañang identifying the suspect as the source of shabu in the said area.
He said PDEA agents have been monitoring the illegal activities of the suspect for three months until his arrest after selling a shabu to a poseur buyer.
The suspect was detained at PDEA jail facility at the Diosdado Macapagal Government Center in Bgy. Maimpis, City of San Fernando, after charges for violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) and Section 11 (possession of dangerous drug) were filed against him in court.