CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan: Six alleged notorious illegal drug dealers, including the leader of an organized crime group, Bobsy Gang, were killed in a shootout with lawmen in a series of anti-drug operations spanning at least six towns since Thursday.
Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) Officer-in-Charge, Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino, said that the slain suspects were killed in separate operations conducted in the towns of Norzagaray, San Ildefonso, Hagonoy, San Rafael, Guiguinto and Malolos City that ended early Friday morning.
In the village of Iba-Ibayo, Hagonoy town, a wanted drug dealer, identified as Lauro Reyes alias “Lupin”, was killed in a follow up buy bust operation at around 2 a.m.
Police said Reyes was out on bail in connection with illegal drug charges filed against him following his arrest in an earlier buy-bust operation in Paombong town.
Acting police provincial director Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr. said a police team pursued him after his companion, identified as Lamberto Morales, fired at the approaching lawmen serving a search warrant at his house in Barangay Iba, Hagonoy town on Thursday.
Morales, according to Bulacan police, heads Bobsy Gang, and is reportedly involved in a series of shooting, carnapping and robbery-holdup incidents in several areas in the province.
In San Ildefonso town, Oliver de la Cruz alias “Aga” was killed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Pala-pala at about 1 a.m., on Friday.
In Norzagaray, the subject of a search warrant identified as Keith del Pilar Gibson, was killed at his house in Barangay FVR when he fired on the approaching police officers at around 1:45 a.m.
In the City of Malolos, an unidentified suspected drug dealer was killed when he engaged policemen into a shootout during a buy-bust operation along the Diversion Road in Barangay Mojon almost at the same time on Friday.
In Guiguinto town, another armed drug dealer was killed after shooting a policeman who acted as poseur-buyer. The slain suspect, identified as “Anok”, sold P500 worth of shabu to Police Officer 2 Jay-R Noprada.
Anok reportedly shot Noprada after his alleged cohort, identified as Barry Tuazon, arrived and tried to stop the deal by shouting at the suspect that he was dealing with a policeman.
Also seized from Tuazon, who tried to flee from the arresting officers, were two pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets inside his pants.