A CAVITE-wide anti-crime operations on Tuesday and yesterday resulted in the killing of two armed suspected motorcycle thieves in a gunbattle in Dasmariñas City and the arrest of 41 others including two ‘high-value targets who yielded over P13 million worth of shabu, a report to Police Regional Office 4-A director, Brigadier General Vicente D. Danao Jr. said.
Cavite Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Marlon R. Santos said that the still unidentified suspects were killed in a firefight with pursuing members of the Dasmariñas City Police Station around 11 p.m. Tuesday in Molino-Paliparan Road, Barangay Paliparan 3.
The official said that the two were positively identified as the armed men who stole at gunpoint a black Yamaha Mio Soul 125cc motorcycle in Bgy. Paliparan 3. After receiving the report about the motorcycle theft incident, local policemen led by Lt. Col. Richard Ian Ang went after the suspects who were described as wearing red helmets and black T-shirts.
Santos said officers eventually spotted the suspects who fitted the description of the motorcycle thieves and tried to accost them. However, the two pulled out their handguns and fired shots at the approaching policemen who were forced to retaliate, killing both on the spot.
Recovered from the scene of the gunbattle were one caliber .38 revolver with 2 spent cartridges and 4 live ammunition, a cal. .45 pistol with a magazine containing 4 bullets, 2 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and the stolen motorbike.
Santos said that they also conducted 9 buy-bust operations which led in the arrest of 22 drug personalities and the confiscation of some 2.9 kilograms of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine worth P13.7 million.
He said that the two kilos of shabu worth P13.6 million were recovered from the possession of Junior Sakilan Utto and Misreen Utto following their arrest in a buy-bust operation in Molino Road, Bgy. Molino 3 in Bacoor City around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency under Director General Aaron N. Aquino and the Bacoor police force arrested the two suspects.
The other suspects were arrested for various criminal offenses including theft, qualified theft, attempted homicide, estafa, drugs and child abuse.
Santos said the suspects include four most wanted persons in Amadeo, Naic, Mendez and Rosario towns.