CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Two persons were killed while five were arrested in separate anti-illegal drug operations conducted by Bulacan police on Monday (Sept. 16) and early morning of Tuesday (Sept. 17).
Teddy Dayor, alias Taks, 53 years old and resident of St Peter St. Brgy. Tabang, Guiguinto, (included in the drug watch list of Plaridel MPS) and Mark Lester Manalang y Basilio alias Lester, and a resident of Buliran II, Brgy. Virgen Delas Flores Baliwag, included in the PDEA PNP unified watch list, were both killed during buy-bust operations conducted by Plaridel and San Ildefonso police on Tuesday.
According to P/Col. Chito G. Bersaluna, Bulacan Provincial Director, Dayor was neutralized about 1:45 a.m. in Brgy. Banga 1st in Plaridel after a consummated transactions of illegal drugs.
“The suspect sensed that he was transacting with a police undercover immediately drew his firearms and fired towards the operatives, prompting them to retaliate and return fire which resulted to the neutralization of the suspect,” Bersaluna said.
Recovered from the crime scene were one caliber .38 revolver (Smith & Wesson, six plastic sachets of shabu and five hundred peso bill buy-bust money.
In a separate incident, about 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, local police conducted a buy-bust operation against suspect Manalang that resulted in an encounter after the suspect became suspicious, drew his gun and fired towards the police operatives.
“The suspect sustained gunshot wounds that caused his instantaneous death while his cohort managed to escape onboard Yamaha Mio, without plate number going to Cagayan Valley Road,” Bersaluna explained.
Recovered from the crime were one caliber .38 revolver without trademark and serial number loaded of three live ammunitions, buy-bust money, one black pouch containing nine plastic sachets of shabu and voter’s identification card named to Mark Lester Manalang.
Moreover, five suspects were arrested in different buy-bust operations conducted by the anti-illegal drug operatives of Pandi, Hagonoy and Santa Maria police.
Bersaluna identified the arrested peddlers as 1) Alfredo Samas y Laderas alias Alfred, 41 years old; 2) Leonard Barbecho y Regondola alias Bogen, 28 years old; 3) Felix Navarez y Lofamia alias Bong, 49 years old; 4) George Dela Torre y Fernando alias Onyo, 44 years old; 5) Teodoro Diche y Fernando, 49 years old.
Twelve plastic sachets of shabu and buy-bust money were confiscated from the suspects during the operation.
The arrested suspects will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Bulacan Police is continuously and relentlessly implementing its intensified campaign against illegal drugs otherwise known as “Project Double Barrel Reloaded” as directed by the Chief PNP and the Regional Director of PNP Region 3 P/Brig. Gen. Napoleon M. Coronel. (RONDA Balita Online News)