By Freddie Velez
CALUMPIT, Bulacan — A notorious drug pusher was killed, while 24 others were arrested during the simultaneous police operations against illegal drugs conducted by Bulacan Police.
In his report to Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr., Bulacan police director, Supt. Gerardo Andaya, OIC here, identified the slain suspect as alias “Kano.”
Andaya said that an armed encounter ensued between anti-drugs operatives of Calumpit municipal police against the suspect during a buy-bust operation conducted in Barangay Pungo this town Tuesday evening.
Investigation revealed that during the transaction, when alias “Kano” noticed the presence of the police officers, he drew his firearm and fired towards the operatives which prompted them to retaliate, resulting in the suspect’s death, while his cohort managed to escape on board a motorcycle.
Recovered from the crime scene were seven sachets of “shabu”; one cal. 38 Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with two fired cartridge cases. The pieces of evidence were brought to Bulacan Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for appropriate examination.
The Bulacan police director added that the 24 other drug suspects were arrested in different anti- illegal drug operations conducted in the City of San Jose Del Monte and in towns of Calumpit,Plaridel, Hagonoy, San Ildefonso, Obando, Balagtas, and Guiguinto.
Confiscated from the arrested suspects were 58 plastic sachets of “shabu”, two plastic sachets of suspected “shabu”; buy-bust money and drug paraphernalia.(
The arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Bulacan Crime Laboratory Office for examination. While appropriate criminal complaints against them are now being prepared for filing in court.
Caramat said that the Bulacan Police from December 5, 2017 to date have arrested 876 suspects, with 47 drug personalities dead in police operations.
A total of 2568 plastic sachets of suspected “shabu” with an estimated weight of 5,246.57 grams; 147 plastic sachets of dried “marijuana” leaves, estimated weight of 1,743.21 grams, and a total of 60 firearms had been confiscated.