6 slain, 38 arrested in Central, North drug war

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SIX MORE suspected drug pushers were killed in stings and by suspected vigilantes in Luzon last week while 38 were arrested.
On Wednesday Russel Lariosa, Nelson Rosales and Bernard MontaƱez reportedly shot it out with anti-drug operatives in Barangay First Look in Malolos City;
Albert Lopez, 30, alias Ambet, a resident of Sitio Dike in Barangay Banga 2nd in Plaridel, and Michael Reyes, alias Hug, of Tibag in Pulilan were walking in their barangays when unidentified men opened fire.
Sachets of shabu and guns were recovered from the fatalities, said Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, Bulacan police acting director.
Caramat said the fatalities were known drug pushers in their respective areas.
Meanwhile, police have yet to determine if Daycarlo Millare, 39, chairman of Barangay Budac in Tayum, Abra, who was gunned down by unidentified motorcycle-riding men is a drug pusher.
Twelve other drug suspects were arrested in stings in Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan and Isabela on Wednesday.
On Monday, a drug suspect was killed while 26 more drug suspects were arrested in stings in Central and Northern Luzon that day. 
Police shot dead Anthony Hernandez, a resident of Barangay Bambang in Bocaue, Bulacan when he allegedly drew his gun when he sensed he sold shabu to undercover agents.
Police said 12 sachets of shabu a .38-caliber revolver and ammunition were recovered from Hernandez.
In Baguio City, police arrested Anthony T. Orpilla, 33, in his residence at Quezon Elementary School Compound, Military Cut Off Barangay,  Monday morning for keeping bullets and drug paraphernalia in his house.
Also arrested Monday in buy-bust operation in nearby La Trinidad, Benguet  were Lyndon Renz Chalano Jacinto, 21, laborer and Emil Rolloda Bernal, 32, technician, drug surrenderee, both of Western Buyagan.
Both were nabbed at Poblacion Tuesday evening. Seized from their possession were four sachets containing suspected shabu, P720 buy-bust money and two cell phones.
The following day afternoon, two drug suspects identified as Charles Nathaniel Padilla Ende a.k.a Matias Ende, 23, and Abdul Karim Sabaway Sambitory, 20, both laborers and residents of Banig, Tawang, La Trinidad, were arrested in the area.
Confiscated from them were sachets containing suspected shabu, two cell phones, P30,000 cash and P1,000 buy-bust money.
Meanwhile, at least P4.7 million worth of shabu was seized from several suspects also on Monday.
Among those arrested were Teresita Leonardo, 41, alias Meka, and Danilo Leonardo, 42, of Barangay Bonga Mayor in Bustos, Bulacan.
At least 841 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P3 million, a weighing scale and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the suspects, police said.
Four barangay officials, three of them barangay captains, were arrested after sachets of shabu were reportedly recovered during raids on their residences in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija on March 26.
The village chiefs were identified as Armando Esmeralda of Natividad North, Noel Amurao (San Fernando Sur) and Vladimir Velasquez (San Juan North).
Also arrested was a certain Eduardo, a barangay councilman.
The raids were based on warrants issued by a local court.
Dante Aguinaldo, a pastor of the Church of Christ in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, was collared after a raid on his house in Barangay Parado yielded a caliber .22 rifle. The raid was based on a search warrant for illegal drugs.

At least 16 others were arrested in stings in Bulacan. –Ric Sapnu, Eva Visperas and Raymund Catindig


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