WAR ON DRUGS
KIDAPAWAN CITY – Three persons suspected to have been peddling drugs were killed while three others were nabbed when authorities in North Cotabato raided their hideouts dawn of Saturday in what the police termed as “One Time, Big Time Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation.” Killed during the simultaneous raids were Monaim Paglas and Mahdem Bagundang, both residents of Purok-5, Barangay Dungguan in M’lang, North Cotabato. The slain suspects, according to reports from M’lang PNP, engaged the raiding team in a gun battle. In Banisilan, another suspected drug peddler identified as Bienvenido Gumban was killed. Reports from Banisilan Police said Gumban drew his pistol when the team raided his house around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. Also killed in Pikit town was Alis Blah, a suspected drug courier who, according to police, engaged them in a gun battle. Arrested during the operations were Nashrudin Ganang Buisan, 21; Norodin Nandang Amulan alias Odin, 30; Kenneth Pasandalan Cudales, 29; and Vanessa Ayunan. The operations yielded 19 plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, and other paraphernalia. (Malu Cadelina Manar)
LAGUNA – Police killed a suspected drug dealer in a shootout at Phase 1A, Serv -1, Olivarez South Homes, Barangay Sto. Tomas, on Friday noon. The suspect, identified as alias Bunso, died at around 3 p.m., said Superintendent Reydante Ariza, city police chief. Recovered at the crime scene were 28 sachets of shabu with DDB value of ₱250,000.00, a Glock .9MM with 15 live bullets, an Armscor 202 Revolver with five live bullets, and a mobile phone. (Danny J. Estacio)
PAMPANGA – 24 drug pushers were arrested in Pampanga following operations conducted by police from 4 a.m. of Sept. 14 until 4 a.m. of Sept. 15. 83 pieces of plastic sachets suspected to contain illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, along with several firearms and ammunitions, were recovered from the suspects, according to a statement issued by the Pampanga provincial police office on Saturday. In a report to Chief Supt. Amador Valera Corpuz, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) regional director, Senior Supt. Joel Rentoy Consulta, Pampanga provincial director said the simultaneous police operations were conducted by 10 police stations and Provincial Drug Enforcement Units (PDEU) in the municipalities of Porac, Minalin, Lubao, Arayat, Floridablanca, San Luis, Guagua, Sta. Rita and the cities of San Fernando and Mabalacat. Among those arrested were Victoriano Lansangan alias “Jun Pineda”, 44; Angelito Cunanan dela Cruz, 23; Elvie Inocencio Alfonso, 30; Pol Ignacio de Dios, 34; Arcel Ignacio de Dios, 32; and Jerald Lumanlan Gamusa, 18. Also apprehended was Rey Tuazon Dimatulac alias “Muko”, 40. Then there’s Marvin Magpaayo Aquino alias “Bob”, Jovy Baluyut Mendoza, 40, Rodelio Santos Nico, 42, Precious Bullen Agila, 36, Eliza Liwanag Haboc, 46, and Cezar Estayu Bernardino alias Shad, 55. In San Fernando, operatives led by Supt. Roland Labadia Agohob, arrested Vincent Amurao Naguit alias “Bubuy”, 19. Meanwhile, the DEU Arayat MPS arrested Hans Alcala Canlas, 49. Moreover, two operations conducted by DEU Floridablanca MPS resulted in the arrest of Aldrin Morales Buna Cruz alias “Denden”, 26, Karen Reyes Mallari, 20, and Jerry Lagahit Batoto alias “Toto,” 53. In Mabalacat City, a separate anti-drug operation resulted in the apprehension of Paulo Gavieres Feliciano alais “Tisoy”, 34 and Cheysherr Galang Briones alias “Seysey,” 26. Arrested in San Luis, was Angelbert Brroga Alcaide alias “Angel”, 21. Arrested in Sta Rita is Aga Lumba Ayson, 29. Meanwhile, operatives of Mexico under the supervision of Supt. Wilfredo Paulo, apprehended Frenz Celis Daniel, 18.