A STRING of anti-criminality operations in Bulacan on Thursday resulted in the killing of two armed suspected drug dealers in shootouts and the arrest of 31 others across the province, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director, Senior Superintendent Chito G. Bersaluna announced yesterday.
In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus, the official identified suspects who were killed after fighting it out with plain clothes officers as Ramon Maningas alias ‘Monching’ and one alias ‘Ryan.
Maningas was killed after trading shots with undercover officers of the San Jose del Monte City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit in Purok 7, Barangay Bagong Buhay 1 around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Bersaluna said.
Recovered from the possession of the slain suspect was a caliber .38 Jaguar revolver with two live ammunition and a spent casing, seven plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and the marked money he received from the poseur.
On the other hand, the suspect identified only as’ Ryan’ died in a shootout with officers from the Sta. Maria DEU in Bgy. Caypombo 11:26 p.m. Thursday, said Bersaluna. The suspect yielded a loaded cal. .38 revolver, eight sachets of shabu and the marked money paid to him by an officer.
Bersaluna said 22 other suspected drug personalities in the province were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Baliwag, Bocaue, Malolos, Plaridel and Norzagaray municipalities and San Jose Del Monte City.
He identified the suspects as Ernesto Aporto, Roxan Conde, Rodolfo Salvador Jr., Maribeth Santos, Gemma Santos, Amalia Bose, Mia Gabriel, Jacquelyn Faigao, Clarizz Ann Castro, April Amoranto, Joana Trinidad, Vergilio de Guzman, Jayson Ibañez, Melvin Cruz, Rebecca Concepcion, Napoleon Aguilar, Jeffrey Salazar, Joan Santos, Alvin Alonzo, John Edsel Talamante, Quenylyn Nierras and Beatriz Ricardo.
The official said 60 plastic sachets containing the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine, assorted drug paraphernalia and buy-bust money were recovered from the arrested suspects who are now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.