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Holdup man dies in shootout

A suspected holdup man was killed while his cohort escaped in a shootout with police along Park Avenue, Pasay City at dawn yesterday.

The fatality was identified as Roger Torres, 30 who according to police, is a notorious holdup man in the area. Torres died on the spot from gunshot wounds.

Initial investigation revealed that the holdup victim went to the Police Community Precinct 4 to report that she was held up by two men at gunpoint.

Police officers from the precinct immediately conducted a follow-up operation along Park Avenue.

The victim positively identified the suspects who instead of heeding, sped away in a tricycle. Torres, who was at the passenger’s seat fired shots at the lawmen who retaliated, resulting to his death.

The driver of the tricycle managed to escape. Police recovered from the suspect a caliber .38 pistol that he used. (Dhel Nazario)

Druggies held once more

A 17-year-old boy who was previously apprehended for possessing illegal drugs was nabbed anew along with his companion after police confiscated from them more than P100,000 worth of dried marijuana leaves in Quezon City, Wednesday morning.

Quezon City Police District Director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr. said “Arjay,” 17, was apprehended along with his companion whom police identified as Evander Gilo, 20, a resident of Camarin, Caloocan City.

Prior to the incident, police said that “Arjay” was apprehended by the QCPD Drug Enforcement Unit during a drug sting last July 2017 after five kilograms of marijuana were seized from him.

He was turned over to QC Social Services Development Department for program intervention and was released just last April 2018.

Upon his release, “Arjay” was placed under close monitoring by QCPD-Novaliches Police Station (PS-4) in cooperation with the barangay officials.

However, authorities found out that the suspect returned to his illegal drug peddling activities.

Joint operatives of anti-illegal drugs unit of PS-4 and QCPD, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency set a deal against “Arjay” and Gilo around 3:45 a.m. in front of a convenience store along Quirino Highway in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches.

Confiscated from the suspects were a stalk of dried marijuana leaves and two sachets of dried marijuana leaves weighing 1,020 grams with an estimated street value of P116,000. (Alexandria San Juan)

Eight fall in Parañaque

The anti-narcotics operatives arrested eight alleged drug personalities in two separate buy-bust operations in  Parañaque early Wednesday morning.

Police arrested five of the suspects in the operation at Camia St., Bernabe Phase II, Brgy San Dionisio, Parañaque City.

Nabbed were Carmel Quisto, 44, Rodora Quisto, 40, Cristina Cabides, 41, Elizabeth Rosales, 45 and Arnold Rosalejos, 29.

Initial investigation revealed that the anti-narcotics operatives conducted a buy-bust operation at 3 in the morning at the said place which resulted to the arrest of the suspects

Authorities recovered 10 pieces of shabu, P500 buy-bust money and a caliber .38 revolver.

Another arrest was made at about 3:10 in the morning at Ilang-Ilang St., Bernabe Phase II, of same barangay wherein 3 suspects were collared. They were identified as Richard Borines, 39, Dennis Morrow, 47, and Bencarlo Desmparado, 30.

The three were caught having a pot session. Recovered from them were two plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu.

Authorities also confiscated an unsealed sachet containing shabu, a piece rolled aluminum foil containing traces of suspected shabu, and a folded aluminum foil containing traces of suspected shabu.

The case was referred to the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) of the Paranaque City Police Station for the filing of charges for violation of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Actnof 2002) and RA 10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunitions). (Dhel Nazario)

3 killed in encounters

Three persons were killed in a three separate encounters with the police Tuesday night in Makati City and early yesterday morning in Pasay City.

The Southern Police District (SPD) said that in the first encounter, a retired Philippine Marine identified as Alexander Millado, alias “Oning”, 45, a resident of 377 Manga St., Barangay Cembo, Makati City died when shot by members of the warrant and subpoena section of the Makati police whom he tried to shoot.

Millado who suffered several gunshot wounds in the body died while undergoing treatment at the Ospital ng Makati.

The SPD said that based on the report submitted to them by the Makati City police, members of the warrant and subpoena section were about to serve a warrant of arrest against the suspect who was facing violation of Republic Act 10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Act at about 11:30 p.m.

It was learned that the suspect sensing the presence of policemen started firing his gun prompting the lawmen to retaliate.

Police recovered at the crime scene one caliber .357 with 6 live ammunitions, one sachet of shabu, one .38 caliber revolver with 3 fired cartridge and three live ammunitions in the cylinder.

In the second incident, the SPD said that two unidentified suspects died during an encounter with the lawmen who were conducting anti-criminality campaign at about 11:40 p.m. along Laperal Compo und, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City.

It was learned that slain suspects were allegedly involved in illegal drug trade.

The SPD said that members of the Makati police conducted buy-bust operation against three persons who were  involved in illegal drug trade.

PO1 Mark Bon Sipara who acted as a posuer buyer after handling the P1,000 in exchange for shabu to certain Justin dela Paz the latter’s two companions sensing that they were transacting with a policeman tried to shot the policeman.

However, Sipara’s companions who were scattered around were alerted and shoot the two unidentified male companions of Paz while the latter managed to escape.

Recovered at the crime scene were one fragmentation hand grenade at the hand of one suspect, one caliber 22 magnum with 5 live ammunition its chamber, one .9mm caliber with 2 fired cartridge casings and 2 live ammunition on its chamber, one bag containing 4 sachets of shabu, dried marijuana leaves, digital weighing scales and 2 improvised glass pipe.

In Pasay City, a notorious holdup suspect was killed in an encounter with the police who were conducting follow-up operation after a lady victim reported to the Police Community Precinct-4 that she was heldup by two men on board a tricycle.

Members of the PCP-4 immediately conducted a follow-up operation for the arrest of the suspect.

The city police chief, Sr. Supt. Noel Flores said that based on the report submitted to him, members of the PCP-4 spotted at about 5:00 a.m. the tricycle of the suspects along the stretch of Park Avenue, Pasay City.

Flores said that suspects instead of heeding to the order of the police to surrender immediately sped away heading towards Loring St.

The city police chief said that suspect who was at the passenger seat shoot the policemen resulting to exchange of fire.

Police said that the driver of the tricycle managed to escape and recovered besides the body of the killed suspect was .38 caliber. (Jean Fernando)

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