3 killed in drug busts

The Philippine Star - - NATION - – Ra­mon Efren Lazaro, Ed Amoroso, Be­bot Si­son, Eva Vis­peras, Non Alquitran

The al­leged leader of a drug ring and two other sus­pected drug deal­ers were shot dead in stings in Zam­bales, Bu­la­can and La­guna in the past two days, po­lice said.

Alih Nali, al­leged leader of the Karansang drug ring op­er­at­ing in Cen­tral Lu­zon, re­port­edly shot po­lice of­fi­cers in Si­tio Tahimik, Barangay Cala­pan­dayan in Su­bic. His com­pan­ions Rolando de­los San­tos and Aiza Sally Di­a­gra­cia were ar­rested.

Nali was tagged in the killing of a po­lice of­fi­cer and a civil­ian as­set of the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and De­tec­tion Group.

Po­lice said a ri­fle, two grenades, a shot­gun and var­i­ous types of am­mu­ni­tion were re­cov­ered from the fa­tal­ity.

Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Chito Ber­saluna, Bu­la­can po­lice di­rec­tor, said Au­gusto Ojano re­sisted ar­rested af­ter sell­ing a sa­chet of shabu to un­der­cover agents in Barangay Sto. Cristo, San Jose del Monte. The fa­tal­ity’s al­leged co­horts, Ar­turo Marasi­gan and Nicole Re­pollo, were ar­rested.

The fa­tal­ity re­port­edly yielded four sa­chets of shabu and an im­pro­vised gun while seven sa­chets of shabu were re­port­edly re­cov­ered from the ar­rested sus­pects.

Limuel Ino­pre, alias Tarzan, who was on the drug watch­list, was killed in a sting in Barangay Can­lalay, Biñan, ac­cord­ing to Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Eleazar Matta, La­guna po­lice di­rec­tor.

In Pan­gasi­nan, Juanito Molina, 44, a driver of the al­leged leader of a crim­i­nal syn­di­cate, was shot dead in Barangay Ban­tug, Umin­gan on Sun­day.

Molina is said to be a close aide of Loida Gon­za­les, whose group is tagged in con­tract killings and il­le­gal drugs in Pan­gasi­nan.

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