By Freddie Velez
CAMP GENERAL ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan – An alleged drug pusher was killed in a reported alleged shootout with the Bulacan police in a mountainous part of this province on Friday.
In a report reached to the office of Acting Bulacan Police Director Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe, the slain suspect identified was as Eric Castillo Domingo, who was reported to have fired at an undercover police agent in a botched drug deal, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate.
Domingo was in the drug watchlist of the Norzagaray Municipal Police Station.
Recovered from the suspect were a plastic sachet of shabu; a caliber-.38 revolver, the buy-bust money, assorted identification cards, and a white sports utility vehicle.
Meanwhile, in a series of anti-illegal drugs operations conducted by the Meycauayan, San Jose del Monte (SJDM), San Miguel, Plaridel and Guiguinto police, 16 other drug suspects were arrested.
They were identified as Jerrylyn Lozada Llorca, alias “Olga”, included in the drug watch list of Meycauayan police; Jayar Lozada Llorca alias “Jr”; Roger Budjao alias “Negro”, included in the drug watch list of Meycauayan police; Joey Dionisio Babala; Vilma David Santos; Milagros Dionisio Babala; Marlo Trocio Pacaldo; Darwin Salazar Portallo; Eduardo Macasil Macapanas listed in the PNP/PDEA unified list; John Michael Seguinte Alquilos; Jeffrey Cuares; Jessey Boy Jimenez Cunanan; Joy Dequito Cadenas; Jay-R Matias Santos included in PNP PDEA watch list of San Miguel; John Victor Villalobos Castro alias “Jaja”, included in the drug watch list of Plaridel police, and Carlo Gaspar Gianan.
Seized were 65 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of shabu, assorted drug paraphernalia and buy-bust money. The arrested suspects and seized pieces of evidence were brought to Bulacan Crime Laboratory, while appropriate criminal charges were being prepared for filing against them in court.