SEPARATE anti-drug operations by the Bulacan Police Provincial Office on Thursday led in the killing of two armed suspects and the arrest of 16 others, a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Chief Superintendent Joel Napoleon M. Coronel said yesterday.
The slain suspects were identified as Johnson Milliama and Narciso Calizon.
Milliama was killed in a firefight with undercover officers of the San Jose del Monte City Police Station headed by Supt. Orlando Castil at 11:40 p.m. Thursday.
Castil said that the suspect had just sold shabu to a poseur in Area %, Barangay San Pedro when he sensed the sting and tried to shoot the agent with a home-made shotgun before fleeing.
Officers returned fire killing the suspect on the spot. Recovered from the slain suspect’s possession were four heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, the gun locally known as ‘sumpak’ with one live ammunition and the marked money paid to him by the undercover agent.
On the other hand, Calizon died after shooting it out with officers in Bgy. Mataas na Parang in San Ildefonso municipality at 2:25 a.m. Thursday.
Local police director, Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna said that the suspect and an unidentified cohort arrived in the area on board a motorcycle. He said that Calizon, a resident of Bgy. Sta. Catalina later shot it out with the policemen after he felt he was dealing with a cop and was killed in the process.
Recovered from the suspect’s possession were a caliber .38 revolver with two bullets and two spent casings, a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu and the buy-bust money. The suspect’s cohort managed to escape and is still being hunted as of press time.
The 12 other suspects were arrested in a string of buy-bust operations in Malolos City and the towns of Baliwag, San Rafael, Calumpit, Pulilan, San Miguel, and Bocaue.
They were identified as Elmer Bautista, a man included in the watch list of the Baliwag police; Andrei and Mary Ann Cruz, Rachelle Anne Javier, Emanuel Mamangon, Jeffrey Martinez, Jerwin Vicente, a previous Oplan: Tokhang surrenderer, Cherwin Flores, Nhelo Parocha, Jaypee Gunayanalias ‘Kalbo,’ the no. 1 in the drug watch list of the San Miguel Municipal Police Station and also a respondent n a robbery with homicide and attempted homicide case being heard by a local court, Patricio Mendoza and Cherrylyn Jimenez.
Recovered from the suspects’ possession were 47 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and marked money they received from undercover operatives.