THREE drug suspects were killed in separate anti-drug operations in Parañaque and Pasay cities on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Debold Sinas said.
The two operations led to the confiscation of over P81 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu).
In Parañaque, Sinas said a certain Richard engaged policemen in a gunfight along West Service Road, Barangay Sun Valley at around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
Seized from him were five kilograms of shabu valued at P34 million, which were concealed in tea foil packs marked with Chinese characters.
In Pasay, Sinas said the slain suspects were identified only as Domeng and Rey. They allegedly resisted arrest, resulting in a firefight at around 3:10 a.m. Sunday, along Merville and C5 extension in Barangay 201.
Recovered from the suspects were P47.6 million worth of shabu which were also inside tea foil packs marked in Chinese.
Sinas said the suspects were “well-known” distributors of illegal drugs in the National Capital Region and other nearby regions.
He said their source of illegal drugs was a syndicate of Chinese and Filipino-Muslim dealers.
The operations were led by the PNP-Drug Enforcement Group.
NCR Police Office Director Vicente Danao Jr. said the deaths of drug suspects during operations are “extremely unnecessary” unless compelled by the situation.
“We plead cooperation from our citizenry especially those engaged in illegal activities to once and for all seize from your illegal operations because NCRPO will not hesitate to enforce the law and protect our people at all cost," said Danao. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)