BINALONAN, Pangasinan: A top drug dealer was shot dead when he opened fire at policemen about to serve a search warrant on Thursday, while six other alleged pushers were arrested in separate operations here on Friday. Senior Supt. Ronald Oliver-Lee, police provincial director, identified the slain suspect as Rommel Flores of Barangay Linmansangan and listed No.4 on the drug watch list. Recovered from Flores were five plastic sachets shabu, a hand grenade and a caliber 38 revolver. Nabbed in another buy-bust were Christopher Cerezo, of Barangay Lilimasan in San Carlos City; Justine Marcelino of Barangay Nibaliw West in San Fabian town; Harold Lamigo of Barangay Poblacion in Asingan town; and Francisco Sanchez of Barangay Magallenes in Tayug town. Also arrested in Laoac town was Clifford Tapo of Barangay Caringayan. In Urdaneta City, police nabbed Jumelan Andrada, of Barangay Labit West.
Jaime G. Aquino