ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (April 5, 2018)

Published April 5, 2018, 4:11 PM

by AJ Siytangco

15- year old druggie,2 cohorts nabbed

A 15-year-old boy who was allegedly included in the police drug watch list was arrested along with his two other cohorts during a drug bust in Quezon City Wednesday night. Operatives obtained drugs worth P125,00 and firearms from them.

Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, director of the Quezon City Police District, identified the arrested personalities as “Macmac,” 15; Rommel Jacinto, Jr., 27; and Rose Marie Ornido, 19; all residents of Barangay Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City.

It appears that “Macmac,” who was included in Novaliches Police Station’s (PS-4) drug list, was a notorious drug peddler in the area.

Upon confirming the illegal activities of “Macmac,” joint operatives of QCPD and PS-8 Drug Enforcement Units, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a drug sting against the suspect near his house along Geronimo Street, Barangay Sta. Monica at around 8:30 p.m.

An undercover police officer set a deal with “Macmac” and purchased P16,000 worth of shabu which the latter handed to him. The suspect also gave sachets of illegal drugs to Jacinto and Ornido who was behind him.

After the transaction, authorities immediately arrested “Macmac” and the duo.

Police were able to seize from him a dark gray sling bag containing five sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P125,000, a Shooter and Smith and Wesson caliber 38 handguns, ammunitions, and the marked money.

Arrested suspects are detained at the Novaliches Police Station as drug-related charges are being readied against them while a separate case for illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions will be filed against “Macmac.” (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

Chinese national stabs wife, is shot by cop

A Chinese national who stabbed his wife was killed after he was shot by a responding Parañaque City cop whom he attempted also to attack on Wednesday.

The fatality, identified as Lang Linbo, male, of legal age, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after he sustained a lone gunshot wound on the clavicle.

The female victim, Zhao Xuelilan, of legal age, resident of Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City, is currently recuperating from her injuries at the Ospital ng Parañaque.

Investigation showed that about 12:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday, PO3 Danilo Bautista responded to a stabbing incident at Puyat Compound, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.

Reports said that Bautista personally witnessed the incident and quickly responded introducing himself as a police officer to Linbo. Instead of stopping, the suspect ignored him and tried to stab the law enforcer.

This prompted Bautista to pull out his firearm and shoot the suspect once. He then brought the victim and the suspect to the medical institution.

According to Senior Insp. Jerry Sunga, Chief of Investigation of the Parañaque City Police, the Chinese couple were arguing because Linbo was forcing Xuelilan to return to China to work there but the latter insisted that she’d stay because she already has a job here.

Their continued argument then led to the stabbing. Police said that Xuelilan suffered seven lacerated wounds, mostly on the neck.

Authorities are currently checking records if the suspect is included in the immigration watch list. (Glendel Nazario)

12 busted, P1 M shabu seized in Malabon sting

The police arrested 12 drug suspects who yielded around P1 million worth of shabu during anti-illegal drugs operations in Malabon City Wednesday.

Joint operatives from the Northern Police District Special Operations Unit (SDOU) and District Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) conducted a series of buy-bust operations from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday which led to the arrest of the suspects.

The arrested suspects were identified as alleged drug syndicate leader Marvin Orano alias ‘Mabong’, 32, of Navotas City; his live-in partner Tonylyn Laderas, 32; Dennis Jiongco, 47; Rennier Cruz, 31; Angelo Leongson, 28; Kathrice Leongson, 28; Mark Lawrence Roldan, 23; Jason Sapao, 29; Christian Enriquez, 21; Gina Abantao, 41; Armando Asuncion, 42, and a 17-year-old boy.

NPD director Chief Supt. Armando Empiso said a background check will be conducted to determine the suspects are involved in other crimes.

Seized from them were at least 84 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of around P1 million, two hand grenades, an Uzi machine pistol with live ammunition, and a Mitsubishi Mirage allegedly being used as getaway vehicle.

“We will not stop our operations until there are drug personalities in our area,” Empiso said.

The suspects allegedly distribute illegal drugs in Malabon and Navotas.

They have been under surveillance for almost a month before the operations were carried out, said SDOU chief Sr. Inspector Roberto Bunayog.

Appropriate charges will be filed against the suspects who are now detained at the NPD headquarters.  (Kate Louise Javier)