2 drug sus­pects shot dead

The Philippine Star - - NATION - – Em­manuel Tupas, Ed Amoroso, John Un­son, Ray­mund Catindig, Ding Cer­vantes, Roel Pareño, Ce­cille Suerte Felipe

Two more drug sus­pects were killed in Romblon and Bu­la­can as the govern­ment con­tin­ued its cam­paign against il­le­gal drugs in the past two days.

Rolando Me­d­ina, 49, re­port­edly shot it out with anti­nar­cotics agents in Barangay Li­wanag, Odion­gan, Romblon at around 3 p.m. on Tues­day.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Imelda To­lentino, Mi­maropa po­lice spokesper­son, said Me­d­ina was on the list of “high-value” tar­gets of the Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency.

Po­lice said the fa­tal­ity yielded a .38-cal­iber re­volver and six grams of shabu with an es­ti­mated street value of P30,000.

In Bu­la­can, an alias Hapon was shot dead when he fired at po­lice of­fi­cers in Barangay Mu­lawin, San Jose del Monte yes­ter­day.

“The sus­pect had sensed that his buyer is a po­lice of­fi­cer,” Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Chito Ber­saluna, Bu­la­can po­lice act­ing di­rec­tor, said.

The fa­tal­ity re­port­edly yielded a .38-cal­iber re­volver and 5.5 grams of shabu val­ued at P37,400.

P4.5-M shabu seized; vil­lage ex­ecs held

Mean­while, anti-nar­cotics agents seized packs of shabu weigh­ing around 500 grams worth P2.9 mil­lion in a drug st­ing in Barangay Mal­ha­can, Mey­cauayan, Bu­la­can yes­ter­day.

The il­le­gal drugs were re­cov­ered from John Paul Pala­can, 38, a res­i­dent of Barangay Lin­gu­nan in Valen­zuela City, and Marivic Sol­veto of Mar­i­lao, who were ar­rested at a fast­food restau­rant.

In Cavite, more than 100 grams of shabu val­ued at around P700,000 were re­cov­ered from Franco Mar­quez, Joji Iam Can­o­mizado and Kasan­dra Martinez in Barangay Molino 3, Ba­coor.

Nestor Salama, 47, chair­man of Barangay Bala­tongkayo in Montawal, Maguin­danao, was ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of around P300,000 worth of shabu and an un­li­censed pis­tol.

Also ar­rested were Salama’s wife Norhata, 42, and their al­leged co­horts Kabunto Batu­nan, 39, and Jo­hari Zom­baga, 20.

In Ilo­cos Sur, barangay ka­gawad Ed­die Cabico, who is in Pres­i­dent Duterte’s narco list was ar­rested in a st­ing in Barangay Lan­gaoan, Sta. Maria.

Three packs of shabu worth P800,000 were re­port­edly re­cov­ered from Is­mael Hanapiya, 37, and Omar Mi­lan, 22, both sur­named Jikiri and res­i­dents of Barangay Parang, Jolo, Sulu, in Barangay Canelar also on Tues­day.

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