3 drug suspects, 4 others shot dead

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Three suspected drug personalities were killed in police operations in Nueva Ecija in the past two days. 

A policeman and three other persons were also shot dead on Thursday.

Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police director, said an alias Marco and his two unidentified cohorts, all residents of Barangay Lagare, Cabanatuan, drew their guns when they sensed they had sold shabu to undercover agents.

In Kalinga, authorities destroyed marijuana plants with an estimated value of over P10 million yesterday.

Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police started uprooting the marijuana plants in Barangay Luccong, Tinglayan on Sept. 20.

Senior Police Officer 3 Romeo Bueno, 46, a resident of Barangay Tupang in Alcala town, was driving his motorcycle on his way to the police station when he was shot. 

 Alex Langcay, 46, a resident of Barangay Dangan, Reina Mercedez, Isabela was  shot in the head while driving his tricycle.

Lauro Lazaro was standing in front of his house in Barangay Sambat, Tanauan, Batangas when a man in a white car shot him several times.

In Bukidnon, security guard Joseph Navacilla, 35, was at his house in Barangay Lumbo, Valencia, Bukidnon when two men entered and shot him in the stomach.

Police have yet to determine the motives for the killings.

Not with slain drug suspect

In Cagayan, police said a 14-year-old boy reported missing in Gattaran town was not with a drug suspect who was killed in an anti-drug operation last month.

Chief Superintendent Robery Quenery, Cagayan Valley police chief, said the operation targeted only Vilmer Corpuz, who shot it out with anti-narcotics agents in Barangay Naddungan.

Julius Sacobo has been missing since Aug. 10. His father said the boy disappeared on the day Corpuz was killed.

Quenery said the Sacobos should just help locate the missing boy instead of speculating on his fate so as not to mislead the investigation. – Ric Sapnu , Emmanuel Tupas, Victor Martin, Raymund Catindig

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