Cops kill 12 suspects in Bulacan overnight raids
Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star) - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Six alleged drug dealers and six robbery suspects were killed in police operations in Bulacan from Tuesday night until yesterday morning.

Eugenio Tan, Alden Gerobeise, a certain Ogag, an alias Keng-Keng,  Mark Manalang and Dex Dispo reportedly resisted arrest and fired at anti-narcotics agents in Sta. Maria, Pulilan, Obando, Baliuag, Hagonoy and Malolos, respectively. 

Senior Superintendent Chito Bersaluna, acting Bulacan police director, said four .38-caliber revolvers and several sachets of shabu were recovered from the fatalities.

Bersaluna said three men who have yet to be identified shot it out with police officers who responded to a reported robbery of a convenience store in San Rafael.

He said an unidentified man accused of robbing a house in Barangay Bulihan, Malolos was also killed in a shootout with law enforcers.

Bersaluna said two caliber. 45 pistols, two .38-caliber revolvers, nine sachets of dried marijuana leaves and the stolen items were recovered from the slain suspects. 

Two men known only by their aliases of Bogart and Albina reportedly drew their guns when they sensed they had sold a stolen motorcycle for P35,000 to police officers in an entrapment in Barangay Muzon, San Jose del Monte. 

Bersaluna said 24 other drug suspects, who yielded 53 sachets of shabu, were apprehended in simultaneous stings.

In La Union, Alejo Abuan, barangay captain of Parian Este in Bauang town, was killed by motorcycle-riding assailants in Barangay Nagrebcan at around 8:55 a.m. yesterday.

Roland Bugarin was shot dead when he fired at police officers serving a search warrant for drugs and illegal possession of firearms at his hideout in Barangay Platero, Biñan, Laguna on Tuesday night.

Police said both Abuan and Bugarin were on the drug watchlist.

Senior Superintendent Kirby John Kraft, Laguna police director, said Bugarin was also a member of a criminal gang operating in Ilocos. – With Cecille Suerte Felipe, Ed Amoroso, Raymund Catindig, Emmanuel Tupas

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