4 ‘peddlers’ killed, 15 arrested in Bulacan buy-bust ops

One of the drug suspects killed in a buy-bust operation in City of San Jose Del Monte on Thursday, August 29, 2019. (Photo courtesy of CSJDM police)

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Four suspected drug pushers were killed and 15 others were arrested in several buy-bust operations conducted by the Bulacan police on Thursday (Aug. 29).

The photo shows the pieces of evidence recovered during a buy-bust operation in the City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. (Photo courtesy of CSJDM police)

Police Col. Chito G. Bersaluna, Bulacan provincial director, said the four suspected pushers were neutralized in separate operations in San Jose del Monte City, Pandi, and San Rafael.

According to Bersaluna, based on the report of P/Lt. Col. Orlando Castil Jr., CSJDM police chief, at about 1 a. m. on Thursday, suspects Ansiboy and Banay were killed in an encounter after the consummated transactions.

“Recovered from the crime scene were (a) caliber 38 revolver, an improvised shotgun, 17 small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing shabu, one plastic sachet of marijuana, a Honda Click motorcycle, and PHP500 marked money,” he said.

“The suspects sensed that they were dealing with undercover agents, drew their firearms and fired towards the operatives prompting them to retaliate hitting the suspects that caused their death,” Bersaluna added.

Meanwhile, he said drug suspects Amador Medina and Reynaldo del Rosario were killed in separate buy-bust operations in Pandi and San Rafael, respectively.

A total of 14 plastic sachets containing shabu, two calibers 38, ammunition, and buy-bust money were recovered from both crime scenes.

Moreover, separate drug operations were conducted by the operatives of Baliwag, Marilao, Meycauyan City, City of San Jose Del Monte, and Santa Maria police stations that resulted in the arrest of 15 suspects.

Bersaluna identified the arrested suspects as Regie Dionisio, Ronaldo Bernardo, Robelyn Garcia, Rolando Felix, Michael Angelo Manalang, Jefferson Cantorne, Jamil Alfornon Orangan, Norberto Quisias, Chito Indoma, Jason Reynaldo Jersy Mangaron Ricafrente, Kyle Vincent Catungal, Erwin Jeffrey Samson, Mark Balantad and Ireneo Cruz.

A total of 22 plastic sachets of suspected shabu, two bricks wrapped in paper containing dried marijuana leaves, five other blocks wrapped in transparent plastic containing marijuana, and marked money were seized from all 15 suspects.

The arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Bulacan Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for appropriate examinations while criminal complaints for Violation of R. A. 9165 are being readied for filing against them in court. (RONDA Balita Online)

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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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