1 dead, 5 nabbed in Cavite drug bust

November 23, 2018

CAMP Brig. Gen. Pantaleon Garcia, Imus City, Cavite -- A policeman shot and fatally hit a suspected drug pusher after grabbing the mobile patrol driver’s side arm after a buy- bust operation in Imus City, on Thursday morning.

Suspect Luisito Sarno, alias ‘Chito’, died from a gunshot wound in the body at the Lady of Pilar Hospital in Imus City.

Police said a drug enforcers team conducted a buy-bust operation that led to the arrest of drug suspects Panfilo Espiritu, alias ‘Pilo’, 21, of Bgy. Pasong Buaya 1, Imus City; Eduardo Digno, 47, of Bgy. Pook, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna; Angelo Mariano, 30, of Bgy. Malagasang 1-G, Imus City; Felixberto Javate, 51, of Green Gate Annex, Bgy. Malagasang 1-G, Imus; and Aquilino Manuel, 50, of Bgy. Dela Paz, Biñan City, at 4 a.m. in Bgy. Pasong Buaya 1, Imus City.

During the course of the operation, Sarno, who was the suspects cohort, was also apprehended.  Policemen inspected the SUV (Ford 150) of the suspect and found 100 grams of shabu and several shabu paraphernalia.

The suspects were about to be transported to the police station onboard the mobile car of the policemen when Sarno reportedly grabbed the sidearm of PO2 Alvin Abrera.

Another police escort, PO1 Teodor Francisco, scuffled and tried to disarm the suspect but the gun went off, hitting the ceiling of the mobile patrol. Sensing danger, SPO1 Jun Benedicto Colorado shot Sarno in the body.

The suspect was brought to the hospital where he died while being treated.

Other suspects arrested in drug-bust operations were Ramil Aberion, of Sitio Pulo, Bgy. Anabu 2-C, Imus City; Jim de Guia, 23, Erwintom Borata, 35, Ryan Vallaso, 20, Noli Agustin, 20 and Joyanni Dumadumaya, 38, all of Sitio Pulo, Bgy. Anabu 2-C where 11 sachets of shabu were recovered.

Gorgonio Gacud, 39, of Sitio Riverside, Bgy. Sapang 1, Ternate yielded 3 sachets of shabu; Rocheval Planteras, 32, of Sitio dapdapan, Bgy. Sinaliw na Mutnin, Alfonso (1 sachet of shabu); Rubylyn de Leon, 38 (1 sachet of shabu); Remando Cruz, 34, of Bgy. Amuyong, Alfonso (1 sachet of shabu); William Aries Aseo, 34, Leonardo Manicio Jr., 48, both of Purok 12, Bgy. Bacao II, Gen. Trias City (2 sachets of shabu); Christopher Alde, alyas ‘Pogi’, 43, of Bgy. Sta. Rosa 2, Noveleta (1 sachet of shabu); alias Liet, Roniel Abello, 36, both of Bgy. Ramon Cruz, Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite (1 sachet of shabu); Harrison de Guzman, 25, of Pabahay, Bgy. Bagtas, Tanza; Erwin Garces, 32, of Carrisa Homes, Bgy. Punta 1, Tanza; Romeo Tolentino, 50, of Phase 2, Pabahay, Bgy. Bagtas, Tanza; Roel Tiongson, 21, and Venus Asuncion, 21, both of Pabahay, Bgy. Bagtas, Tanza (5 sachets of shabu); Eduardo Solajes, 34, of Bgy. Poblacion 5, General Mariano Alvarez (1 sachet of shabu) and Carlos dela Cruz, 38, of Bgy. Malia, GMA, Cavite (1 sachet of shabu).