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2 CL drug pushers die in shootouts

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Two suspected drug peddlers died in shootouts with policemen in Zambales and Bulacan last Thursday.

Brig. Gen. Valeriano De Leon, Police Regional Office 3 director, identified the slain suspects as Richard Sparling, 41, and Jinggoy San Luis, of legal age.

Sparling was killed after he allegedly traded shots with operatives from PIU/PDEU ZPPO, SDEU of San Marcelino MPS and 2nd PMFC ZPPO who conducted anti-illegal drugs operation at Brgy. San Guillermo, San Marcelino, Zambales against the suspect.

Slain suspect was previously arrested for violation of Republic Act 9165 at San Antonio, Zambales. Initial evidence recovered were one heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu and one cal. 9mm pistol of unknown make and model.

San Luis, on the other hand, allegedly fired his gun at the policemen conducting anti-illegal drugs operation in Brgy. Abangan Norte, Marilao, Bulacan, prompting them to retaliate causing the untimely death of the suspect. Recovered from the crime scene was one cal. .38 with live ammunition.

Meanwhile, six individuals were arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by authorities in Brgy. San Pedro 2, Magalang, Pampanga last Friday.

Operatives of Magalang MPS arrested Elmor Arizala, 28; Ismael Basher, 28; Mohaimen Sarip; Faisal Cabila, 20; Zamir Ali, 20; and Abdullah Basher, 25, all residents of San Isidro Resettlement in Magalang.

Seized from their possession were 10 pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, including the product of sale, with an estimated weight of seven grams and street value of P47,600; one piece one thousand peso bill marked money; five pieces of one hundred peso bills; two pieces of lighters; one foil tooter; one aluminum strip; two units of keypad cellphones; one Honda Click motorcycle; and one Yamaha Mio Motorcycle.

The arrested suspects are listed as Street Level Individuals on the Database on Illegal Drugs. Arizala and Basher were previously arrested for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of RA 9165.

Appropriate charges for violation of Sections 5, 11, 12 and 13, Article II of RA 9165 are being prepared against the suspects.