CAMP Brig. Gen. Pantaleon Garcia, Imus City, Cavite -- A drug dealer in Tanza town was killed during a buy-bust operation at 1 a.m. yesterday.
Police said a certain Joseph Orantia, of Bgy. Capipisa, Tanza town, engaged lawmen in a gunbattle after he was about to be arrested for selling drugs to a police poseur-buyer.
A cal. .38 revolver and several sachets of shabu were recovered from him.
Meanwhile in other anti-drug operations, at least 43 drug offenders were captured by policemen in last Friday’s operations.
They were Jinnelle Pio, alias Jaja, 22, Ronald Ramos, 38, both of Bgy. Muzon; Akiba Eruarte, 50, of Bgy. Biluso; Jervin Ledesma, 27, of Bgy. Sabutan, both in Silang; Abellardo Torres Jr., 49, of Bgy. San Rafael 2, Noveleta; Jefferson Sil-lano, 39, of Bgy. San Gabriel, GMA; Anacleto Clavero, 48, of Bgy. Lambingan, Tanza.
The Bacoor City police arrested Noel Rivera, 37, Eddie Bagasala, 54, Arturo Reyes, 35, Renzo Yermo, 21, Ruben Bie, 40, Darwin dela Cruz, 35, Arlyn Sarinas, 30, Dan Manapsal, 36, Marilyn Cadacio, 46, Merryjessa Soterio, 35, Joseph Bayrante, 45, Erica Jones, 35, Maynard Mansueto, 31, Zenaida Diana, 36, Arnold Bayrante, 37, Daryl Ramos Fajarillo, 34, Aleco Osorio, 42, Francisco Zacarias, 35, Ricardo Bukasas, 50, who were all arrested in Bgy. Panapaan 7 and yielded 14.17 grams of shabu. The said place was used as a drug den.
Also held were Ruby Amico, 37, Mark Vincent Contreras, 20, Randy Maiso, 34, Jimmy Dominguez, 41, Romel Nuqui, 48, Annaliza Contreras, 38, Regor Moreno, 39. A certain Joseph Rex Magpayo managed to escape. The suspects who were arrested at 2:30 p.m. in Sitio Malumot, yielded 4.36 grams of shabu.
A certain Titing Boy Gandawali, 30, of Bgy. San Francisco, was arrested for selling shabu; Michael Kelly Ibay, 45, of Lopez Jaena St., Bgy. 40, a certain alias “Micha,” 18, alias ‘Negro’ 14, both of Bgy. Panapaan 7; Robert Calderon, 19, of Purok 3, Bgy. Inchican, Silang; Joel Corsame, 43, of Bgy. Jalayhay, Tanza; Christopher Cuadra, 42, of Bgy. Lusushin Ibaba, Alfonso; and Louie Barien, 38, of Bgy. Pasong Kawayan II, General Trias Citye.