Taytay police nab top drug suspect
Police arrested two men, including the No. 3 person in the town’s illegal drug business, in an anti- drug operation in Taytay, Rizal.
Arrested was Erwin Esico y Delfin, single, residing along Block 9, Lupang Arenda, Barangay Sta. Ana, Taytay, Rizal, and Rovel Parilla y Terrado, a.k.a.Junior, 41, aircon technician, residing at 29 Sitio Bayabas, Barangay San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal.
Parilla was listed as No.3 in the top 10 priority list of Taytay Police Station for drug violations.
Senior Supt. Lbert Erasquin Ocon, acting Rizal Provincial Director, said that the operation was conducted along the vicinity of Block 9,Lupang Arenda, Barangay Sta. Ana, Taytay, Rizal, around 5 p.m. last Tuesday.
Police seized two pieces of transparent plastic sachets containing shabu.
The confiscated evidence, together with the suspects, was brought to the Provincial Crime Laboratory Office in Rizal for laboratory examination. Madelynne Dominguez
Two drug peddlers killed in gunfight
Police killed two drug peddlers in a shootout during an anti-illegal drug operation Thursday at dawn at Barangay Caingin, South Ville Subdivision, in Santa Rosa City, Laguna.
Senior Superintendent Cecilio Ison Jr, Laguna Police Provincial director, said the suspects were identified by their aliases as Rams and John Doe, while a certain Andoy, the suspects’ companion, managed to escape.
Ison said the Sta. Rosa City police conducted an anti-illegal drug operation around 2:15 a.m. Thursday at the subdivision, but the suspects resisted, which lead to the gunfight.
A third suspect, known as Andoy, boarded a motorcycle, leaving his companions.
Rescue teams were requested by the police to bring the wounded suspects to the hospital but both were declared dead on arrival.
At the same operation, police arrested Ismael Ensico for possessing a caliber .45 gun. Ensico was seen roaming near the scene of the shoot-out. Danny Estacio
5 killed as Batangas police raid 5 towns
Five men were killed during simultaneous “One Time Big Time” police operations in five towns in Batangas province Thursday before dawn.
Senior Superintendent Randy Peralta, acting police director, said the suspects were identified as Ariel Pulhin, who was killed in an encounter with the police in Mabini town; August Ite, in Bauan town; Wilfredo De Castro, in Nasugbu; Jay Marasigan, in Balayan; and Rodherick Villadolid, in Mataas na Kahoy.
The police team were armed with 66 search warrants for illegal drugs and illegal possession of firearms. The raids resulted in the arrest of 10 persons.
Police seized 50 sachets containing suspected shabu and 13 firearms of different calibre.
Two hand grenades and different ammunitions were also confiscated during the simultaneous operations.
The raiding forces came from the Batangas Intelligence Branch and local police stations, with support from the Public Safety Company, SWAT, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Highway Patrol Group, Legal and Health Services and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
The Police Information Officer, Senior Inspector Hazel Luma-ang, said the “Oplan Crackdown” was conceptualized by the Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO) to arrest personalities involved in criminality, loose firearms, illegal drug trade and a series of motornapping cases in the province. Lyka Manalo