Three killed in Cainta anti-drug operations


CAINTA, Rizal: Three people were killed while three others were arrested during an anti-drug operation by the Philippine National Police here on Sunday.

Supt. Marlon Gnilo, chief of the Cainta Police Station, identified one of the three fatalities as Navy reservist Jojo Parado, resident of Sitio Bagong Silang, Barangay San Juan.

According to Gnilo police were serving the search warrant on Parado’s house at around 5 a.m. when the suspect suddenly opened fire at them. This prompted the police to retaliate and eventually kill the suspect.

An unidentified lookout, armed with an improvised gun, also fired at the policemen. He was also killed.

Meanwhile, in a separate raid at another house of Parado near the area, policemen also killed another unidentified suspect. The suspect also allegedly fired at the policemen during the raid.

Policemen arrested Parado’s live-in partner, Arlene Templo, who denied having involvement in her partner’s activities.

She confirmed Parado was involved in the drugs trade and owned firearms.

In other operations, the Cainta police arrested a certain Elmar Guyab for illegal possession of firearms and a certain Michael Mopera for his alleged involvement in drugs.

Gnilo did not say if Guyab ang Mopera are gangmates of Parado. He said follow-up operations are being conducted against the other members of Parado’s group.


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    It was the great Mahatma Gandhi who once said, “Bad means never make for good ends.” Indiscriminate killing is no solution to the illegal drug problem. The solutions are quite simple and you don’t need to be a great thinker to know them.