EIGHT persons involved in drugs and other crimes were killed in Quezon City on Tuesday.
Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), said five of the eight, who belong to the “Asero hold-up and carnapping group” were killed during a police operation.
The group’s leader, identified as Narciso Asero, and its members, Efren Valdez, Romeo Villanueva, one who was only identified by his alias “Unya,” and Jun Catampatan alias “Teteng,” were killed at around 7 a.m. inside the syndicate’s hideout in Sitio Kawayanan, Barangay San Agustin in Novaliches, according to Supt. Jerico Baldeo, QCPD Police Station 4 chief.
A police asset was reportedly strangled to death by the Asero group.
Baldeo said Asero’s group was responsible for various crimes in Quezon City like carnapping and hold-up. It had also reportedly entered the drug trafficking business.
Asero said the operation was based on a tipster’s information that the Asero group was about to hold a drug transaction.
Recovered from the group was a shotgun, a baby armalite, a samurai, a .38 caliber pistol, a grenade, unknown amount of shabu, and chopped parts of a motorcycle.
In a separate incident, a known drug dealer was also summarily executed.
The victim, who bore tattoos “Mary,” “Dakonie,” “GFM,” “Eddie,” and “Sputnik,” sustained two gunshot wounds in the head and body, and was wearing a cardboard with a message
“Huwag akong tularan, pusher ako” [Don’t follow me, I’m a pusher].”
Another victim of summary execution was discovered at the corner of EDSA and Scout Borromeo St. in Barangay South Triangle.
The victim, who had “Gabriel,” “Noknok,” “GFM,” and “Sputnik” tattoos on his body, also had a cardboard with a message “Mandurukot ako sa EDSA!!! Huwag akong tularan salot ako! [I am a snatcher in EDSA. Don’t follow me. I am a scourge to society]” placed on his body.
Last Sunday, the QCPD also disclosed to the media that two people were also summarily executed for being snatchers.
Senior Supt. Eleazar had ordered an investigation to find out who were responsible for the killings.