BACOOR, Cavite – Two persons were killed Saturday night when they resisted and fired at a police team in a drug sting on Mustard Street, Camella Springville Subdivision in Barangay Molino III, this city.
The city police intelligence team arrested a suspected drug dealer and five others they caught having “shabu” session in a house during the operation at 9:30 p.m., Saturday.
Senior Superintendent Eliseo D.L.C. Cruz, Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) acting director, identified the two suspects who died on the spot as “Totoy” and “Onyok.”
Police recovered at the scene the suspects’ .45-caliber pistol (without serial numbers) with a magazine loaded with four bullets, a .38-caliber revolver with five bullets in its cylinder, five sachets containing suspected “shabu” weighing 5.6 grams and the R700 buy-bust cash, drug paraphernalia and four shells for .9mm pistol and one shell for .45-caliber pistol.
Police said those arrested were identified as Saturnino Tidoy Majeco, alias “Bebot,” 55. Remigio Brosas Antillon 48, Joshua Mammuad Miiguel, 22, Miguelito Quoite Señadan, 28, Robert Bagusan Rabang, 32, and Charlie Ulito Villegas, 33.
Some of the arrested suspects are tricycle drivers, it was gathered.
In a report to PPO Chief Cruz, PO3 Robertson Tatcho Vallejo, case investigator, said the shootout happened after the police team swooped down on the house being occupied by Majeco.
“Totoy” and “Onyok” reportedly fired their guns when the team pounced on Majeco after selling “shabu” to a poseur-buyer.
In an interview, Vallejo said the team responded to the scene after receiving a tip that a group was having pot session in the house.
Cavite PPO reports showed that the two deaths brought to nine the total number killed in drug-related incidents in Cavite province in four days, starting Tuesday, June 21. (ANTHONY GIRON)