SJDM drug suspect killed, 2 others fall in Bulacan drug sting

The lifeless body of drug suspect Michael Kristan Dandan being evaluated by members of Bulacan Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) after in an alleged shootout with police officers in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Paculis, Barangay Gaya-Gaya on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. (Photo courtesy of SJDM police)

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan — A suspected drug dealer was killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in this city while 2 others fell in Bulacan anti-illegal drug operations on Tuesday (Oct. 8).

P/Col. Chito G. Bersaluna, Bulacan Provincial Director identified the neutralized drug peddler as Michael Kristan Dandan, a resident of Brgy. Santa Cruz 1, City of San Jose Del Monte.

Based on the report by P/Lt. Col. Orlando Castil Jr., city police chief, the suspect drew his gun when he sensed he had transacted with an undercover agent in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Paculis, Barangay Gaya-Gaya about 12:45 a.m.

Castil said a caliber .38 revolver, 10 sachets of shabu and a sachet of marijuana were recovered from the fatality.

Meanwhile, two suspects were arrested in different buy-bust operations conducted by the anti-illegal drug operatives of Obando and Pandi police.

The arrested suspects were identified as Romeo Bauza y Hebres alias Agie, 50 years old, married, businessman, a resident of Osmeña Street, Brgy. Pag-asa, Obando, included in the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) watch list of Obando police; and Romeo Cruz Y Ymas alias Jonjon, 42 years old, single, married, motor mechanic, a native of Brgy. Dulong Bayan Santa. Maria, a resident of Brgy. Siling Bata Pandi, Bulacan, included in BADAC watch list of Pandi police.

Seized were seven pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets of “shabu” and buy-bust money.

The arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Bulacan Crime Laboratory for appropriate examination, while criminal charges against them are now being prepared for filing 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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