A SUPPLIER and a drug group leader were killed when they engaged lawmen in separate shootout incidents Wednesday afternoon in Taguig City.
NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar and Taguig police chief Senior Supt. Alexander Santos said the first anti-drug operation was conducted on the drug den of drug group leader Jaime Sangki alias’ Mohamen Sangki/Adnan’ on Roldan Street, Road 18, Barangay New Lower Bicutan.
The NCRPO operatives were about to serve a search warrant for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 when the suspects opened fire at them at around 1:30 p.m.
Eleazar said the lawmen returned fire killing the suspect on the spot. Also arrested during the service of the search warrant issued by Judge Antonio Olivente of the Taguig City Regional Trial Court were Abdulsalam Sailila, Abdul Lumenda, Ali Carangayan, Adhji Akol and Amad Sangki.
The NCRPO chief said the suspects were also believed to be involved in gun-for-hire activities in the southern part of the metropolis.
Recovered during the raid were 19 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing around 100 grams of shabu worth P680,000, a chamber-loaded caliber .45 pistol with several bullets and P5,000 cash, which were believed to be part of the drug proceeds of the suspects.
In the second anti-drug operation, Jun Macalilay, 42, a shabu supplier of Tawi-Tawi St., Quiapo Dos, in Bgy. Maharlika, died on the spot from bullet wounds at around 5 p.m.
Santos said the elements of Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) conducted a buy-bust against drug suspect Jovani Perelio, 26, of Mariano St. in Bgy. Lower Bicutan.
During interrogation, Perelio identified Macalilay as their source of illegal drugs, prompting operatives of SDEU to conduct a follow-up operation.
When lawmen arrived, Macalilay who was at an alley, spotted the policemen and immediately ran inside his house but he was chased. Instead of surrendering, the suspect fired successive shots at the approaching lawmen and killed Macalilay.
Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered a cal. 45 pistol and two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu from the slain suspect.
With Edd Reyes