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Three suspected drug pushers were killed Thursday afternoon when they clashed with cops inside Navotas Fish Port dubbed by police as the “Drug Haven of the North.”
Navotas Police chief Senior Supt. Dante Novicio said he requested an augmentation force from Northern Police District (NPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) before the Navotas anti-illegal drug team conducted the raid because criminals inside the fish port “are heavily armed”.
Armed with a search warrant, the police force entered the fish port around 3 p.m., specifically the Market 3.
Police said that suspects Raul “Ninong” Rarugan and Jomel “Boknoy” Ejorcades fired shots at the lawmen as they saw them approaching their place.
Novicio said the cops retaliated, leaving Rarugan and Ejorcades dead.
Police retrieved from the slain suspects two .38-caliber revolvers and three sachets of shabu.
The raiding team continued their operation inside the fish port at around 5 p.m.
“While we are walking along a street at the Market 3, a man appeared and fired at us,” Novicio said.
Police operatives fired back and killed the man who was later identified as alias “Jimmy”, a resident in the slum area. Recovered from his body was a .38-caliber revolver and a sachet of shabu.
During the operation, Novicio said 10 suspected drug personalities were also arrested.
Supt. Roberto Fajardo, NPD director, said that they will not stop until all drug personalities in the area are either nabbed or killed in their anti-drugs operations. (Jel Santos)