LUCENA City -- Hours after killing a suspected drug financier, police operatives arrested four suspected pushers inside a motel in separate drug-busts in Barangays Dalahican and Isabang over the weekend.
Quezon police director, Col. Ramil Montilla identified the slain suspect as Fidel Masilang Galvez, alias Bobong, 43, businessman and resident of Purok 2, Bgy. Dalahican.
Montilla said Galvez, who was allegedly a drug pusher and financier operating in the coastal village, died in a shootout with city police operatives under Lt. Col. Reydante Ariza arpund 5:10 p.m. on Saturday.
He said the suspect, armed with a .45 pistol, fired shots at the operatives shortly after the exchange of .25 grams of suspected shabu and a marked P500 bill between the suspect and a poseur buyer.
After eleven hours, Montilla said joint elements of Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Provincial Intelligence Branch, Regional Drug Enforcement Unit and Lucena City police station seized around 300 grams of suspected shabu worth P555,000 in another drug raid at KM127 in Bgy. Isabang and arrested four suspects including a woman.
In his report to Calabarzon police director Brig. Gen. Edward Carranza, Montilla identified them as Alexander Lamping, 22; Ilias Sultan, 23; Jonathan Plomantes, 25; and Roxan Arguilles,19, all residents of Bgy. Datu Ismael, Dasmariñas, Cavite.
The suspects yielded four plastic sachets containing shabu weighing around 300 grams with estimated value of P555,000, a marked P1,000 bill and 99 pieces of boodle P1000 bills used in the drug-bust.
Montilla said Lamping is in the drug watchlist of the Quezon provincial police.
He added that the suspects get their drugs supply in Cavite.