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2 killed, 30 nabbed in Bulacan drug sting


CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan –Two suspects killed while 30 were arrested during the anti-illegal drug operations conducted by Bulacan operatives on Saturday and early morning of Sunday.

Bulacan police director Sr. Supt. Chito G. Bersaluna identified the fatalities as Jonathan Genio, 30 years old, a resident of No. 461 NDR, Brgy. Camachile, Balintawak, Quezon City, and Romeo Ibanez, PDEA/BADAC Watch listed Illegal Drug Personality of City of San Jose Del Monte, resident of Brgy Citrus, CSJDM, Bulacan.

According to Bersaluna, based on the report, about 10 pm on Saturday Santa Maria police conducted a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Guyong, Sta. Maria against suspect Genio.

“After the consummated transaction, when the operatives were about to affect the arrest, the suspect resisted drew his firearm and fired towards the operatives who retaliated which resulted to the death of the suspect,” Bersaluna added.

Recovered pieces of evidence were one cal. 357 magnum revolver smith and Wesson, 9 plastic sachets of suspected shabu, buy-bust money, 1 Nokia cellphone, and one holster.

Meanwhile, about 1:05 am on Sunday, intel operatives of CSJDM operatives conducted a buy-bust operation against Ibanez in Brgy. Citrus.

After a consummated transaction, the suspect resisted arrest and drew a pistol from his bed as the undercover operatives and his back up were about to handcuff him. The suspect fired toward the operatives but the latter retaliated that caused the death of the suspect.

“Further verification disclosed that the suspect is a notorious PDEA/BADAC watchlisted illegal drug personality of CSJDM who is responsible in the proliferation of illegal drugs in the area,” Bersaluna said.

Recovered from the scene where one (1) caliber 38 revolver S&W without serial number, 8 plastic sachets of suspected shabu and 4 aluminum foil chips with residue.

Bersaluna added that different buy-bust operations were also conducted by the operatives of Bustos, Malolos, Marilao, San Ildefonso, Meycauayan and Balagtas that resulted to the arrest of the following suspects namely as Jaime Gabrang, Emil Tongol, Jomar Torres, Guiler Munoz, Jonathan Gabrang, Marphy Macato, Armando Dela Cruz, Jerry Ortega, Jewel Belleza, Cristina Boado, Alexander Busi, Rex Roque, Greg Morales Dorpedo, Ryan Jay Dela Cruz, Joebert Llorente Benedicto;

Reynaldo Donato Nieto, Macky Colandog Estacio, Rj Orencillo Rulloda, Noel Pascual, Mark Joseph Reyes, Marvin Juanilla, Erick Letigio, Marcelo Legencio, Ronnel Pascual, Hernald Arellano, Homer Ian Arellano, Michael Nuñez, Mark Nuñez, Princess Lovely Habibi, and Roy Duhaylongsod.

A total of 33 plastic sachets of suspected shabu, assorted drug paraphernalia, and buy-bust money were confiscated from the arrested suspects. (RONDA Balita Online News)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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