By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Police neutralized three men and arrested six others in two separate operations in Quezon City on Sunday.
Two men died after resisting arrest during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Payatas in Quezon City midnight on Sunday.
Operatives of Batasan Police Station 6 (PS-6) identified the slain suspects as alias “Payat,” about 35 to 40 years old, and alias “Barok,” about 45 to 50 years old.
Police said operatives of PS-6 conducted a buy-bust operation around midnight when the suspects sensed that they were dealing with an undercover police.
Payat and Barok then pulled out their guns, opened fire at the operatives and ran toward an alley.
However, the suspects got trapped in a corner, police said.
Police negotiated with the suspects to surrender peacefully but they chose to engage the cops in a shootout that resulted in the death of the suspects.
Recovered were 14 sachets of shabu, two homemade caliber .38 revolvers loaded with fired cartridge cases, and the buy-bust money.
Meanwhile, another suspect identified by the police as Ronald Monteros alias “Ron,” 32, of Barangay Bagong Pag-asa was also slain in a shootout while six other cohorts were arrested.
Suspects arrested by Masambong Police Station 2 (PS-2) were Richard Carpio, 37; Fanny Guimpatan, 35; Icy Mae Barba, 18; Raynaldo Anacta, 52; Ricky Corpus, 36; and Melchor Carpio, 37.
Police said that around 5 a.m., elements of PS-2 conducted “Oplan Galugad” at Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa, when they saw the suspects playing video karera.
However, Monteros ran and fired shots at the pursuing operatives who fired back and hit Monteros, police said.
He was immediately brought to the Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH) for medical treatment but was declared dead on arrival.
Monteros was reported to be involved in illegal drug trade and was previously arrested for violating Republic Act 9165 on February 16, 2018 but was released after posting bail.
Authorities recovered six sachets of suspected shabu, one caliber of .22 Magnum revolver loaded with two live ammunition, several drug paraphernalia, and one unit of video karera machine.
Arrested drug suspects were charged for violating R.A. 9165.