The Philippine Star
2 drug suspects slain; P1-M shabu seized
Two men allegedly involved in illegal drugs were killed in separate shootings in Metro Manila while at least P1 million worth of shabu was confiscated on Wednesday.
In Manila, tricycle driver Andres Antoniano, 39, was killed in front of his house along Coral street.
Police said Antoniano was having breakfast when Carlito Beran, 41, arrived and fired at him.
Antoniano was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mary Johnston Hospital from gunshots to the head, case investigator Police Officer 2 Jayson Emata said.
Superintendent Jay Dimaandal, commander of the Manila Police District Station 1, said they received reports that Antoniano and Beran were allegedly pushing drugs in the area.
Police have launched a manhunt for Beran.
In Caloocan City, a teenager died while his companion was wounded after motorcycleriding men fired at them.
Angelo Palaypayon, 18, of Barangay Wawa III in Rosario, Cavite, died on the spot.
Johlimar Vargas, 21, of Barangay 178 in Caloocan, was rushed to the Dr. Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Probers said they recovered empty .45-caliber shells at the scene.
Police said they were investigating if the killing was drug-related.
4 fall in stings
In Quezon City, police confiscated at least P1 million worth of shabu from two drug suspects on Wednesday.
Bawe Sarip, 27, and Reginaldo Cadag, 33, were arrested in front of a convenience store along Maligaya Drive in Barangay Pasong Putik at around 5 p.m.
Police said they were able to buy P200,000 worth of shabu from the suspects prior to their arrest.
Sarip and Cadag allegedly yielded 26 more sachets of shabu.
Two other drug suspects, Jessmine Eiltas Samson, 19, and Andrew Capili were nabbed during a sting in Bagong Silang, Caloocan.
The suspects allegedly yielded three sachets of shabu and the marked money.