A suspected drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police while five others were arrested in separate police operation in Caloocan and Mandaluyong cities.
The unidentified suspect, described by police as about 25 to 30 years old, 5’4” in height and wearing black T-shirt blue short pants died on the spot from bullet wounds in the body while his cohort escaped.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna said elements of Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3 earlier received a call from a concerned citizen regarding two suspicious gun-wielding men walking in Phase 3, Package 4, Bgy. 176, Bagong Silang, at 2:40 a.m. Sunday.
A police team proceeded to the area and chanced upon the suspects in the vicinity of Phase 4. When the two sensed the presence of policemen, they opened fire at the officers, who were able to seek cover.
PO1 Marvin Raphael Parado managed to return fire and hit one of the suspects, prompting his cohort to flee. A cal. .38 revolver and four transparent plastic sachets of shabu were recovered at the scene.
At around 5 p.m., elements of Drug Enforcement Unit of PCP-3 led by Chief Insp. Ronald Cayago conducted an anti-illegal drug operation at Phase-7B and were able to arrest Ferdinand Austria inside an unnumbered house at Package 5, Blk. 4Q, Lot 39, Bgy. 176
Three plastic sachets of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia were recovered by police from the suspect.
In Mandaluyong, two teenage boys who were used as drug couriers and two others were nabbed by policemen during a buy-bust operations Sunday.
Reports gathered at the Eastern Police District (EPD) said the teen suspects were both 16 years old from Bgy. Addition Hills and the other suspects as Ramil Borja, 28, and Marcia Robin Jr., 22, of Bgy. Plainview.
Elements of Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) arrested the suspects after they sold the illegal drug to an undercover officer who posed as a buyer on Zontaville St., Bgy. Plainview, at around 3 a.m.
Investigation disclosed that operatives conducted a buy-bust operation against the suspects who were reportedly involved in selling drugs in the said barangay.
Police said the two teenagers handed the drugs to the cop who posed as buyer.
The two other suspects were standing at the area who were waiting for the illegal drug transaction.
After the drug deal a pre-arranged signal by other operatives was made resulting in their arrest.
Recovered from the suspects were an improvised tooter and sachets of suspected marijuana residue and four sachets of shabu.
The two minors were turned over to City Social Welfare and Development while the two others were detained at the Mandaluyong police detention cell, facing charges of violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.