1 slain, 1 escape in Ecija stings

October 12, 2019

CABANATUAN CITY – A suspected drug trafficker was killed, two others were nabbed whike another escaped during intensified anti-drug operations in separate areas in Nueva Ecija on Friday.

In Aliaga, Police Major Marlon Cudal said his men and members of the provincial counter-intelligence special operation unit conducted a buy-bust operation in Bgy. San Emiliano against John Manio, of Bgy. Barrera, this city which resulted in an armed encounter at 11:10 p.m.

Cudal said Manio, who was on the Aliaga police drug watchlist, was killed while his unidentified cohort managed to escape on board a black Yamaha Mio motorcycle without a  plate number towards Bgy. San Pablo Bata.

Arrested during a separate operation also in Aliaga was Jolan Bernardo, 30, of Bgy. Barrera. He yielded a plastic sachet containing shabu and the P500 marked money.

In Nampicuan, police nabbed suspected drug dealer Bert Pastidio, 24, of Block 4, Bgy. San Nicolas, Tarlac City.

Seized from  Pastidio were four plastic sachets with shabu, P1000 in marked money bill, and a tricycle believed used in the illicit operation.