TWO drug suspects were killed while five others were arrested in two separate anti-criminality operations in Quezon City on Wednesday night.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar identified the slain suspect in the first operation as Meliton Nacion, alias Sadam, 37, of 9 Lydia St., Sitio Aquadiente, Bgy. Sta. Monica, Novaliches, QC. He was reportedly in the drug watchlist of QCPD PS-4.
Arrested were Ernesto Delos Santos, 37, of Ibong Pilak St.; Gerry Sirnicula, 42, of 78 Lydia St.; Rommel Nacion, 44, of 8 Lydia St., all in Sitio Aquardiente, Bgy. Sta. Monica, Novaliches.
Report said Nacion traded shots with operatives of QCPD Station 4 during a “One-Time, Big-Time” operation at about 7:15 p.m. at 85 Interior Lydia St., reportedly used as a drug den where the slain suspect and three others arrested were having a shabu session. The policemen shot back, wounding Nacion, who was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
A Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team, led by Senior Insp. Ben Corpuz and Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) personnel recovered five plastic sachets of shabu, an open sachet with traces of shabu, a aluminum foil, two improvised aluminum foil tooters, two disposable lighters and the improvised handgun used by Nacion at the scene. At the hospital, CIDU investigators recovered from the right waistline of Nacion a cigarette pack containing eight small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of shabu.
In another operation, operatives led by Senior Insp. Dennis Francisco conducted a buy-bust operation at 9:02 p.m. against drug suspects Joseph Paralejo, Norman Giray, a.k.a Unga, 26, and Janno Claraval, 29, in front of their residence in Block 2, Lot 8, Biglang Awa Compound, Bgy. Bagbag, Novaliches. Claraval is also on the PS-4 drug watchlist.
After selling P500 worth of shabu to a poseur, Paralejo noticed the presence of other operatives so he fired at them. The lawmen fired back, wounding Paralejo, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Novaliches District Hospital. Giray and Claraval yielded peacefully.
A SOCO team, led by Senior Insp. Ben Corpuz, and CIDU personnel recovered a Colt cal. .45 pistol with five bullets and 10 fired cartridges and three deformed slugs. The suspects yielded six small plastic sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.
The suspects face charges of violation of RA 9165.