4 drug suspects killed in Talisay
The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) claimed that the four suspected drug personalities killed in separate police operations in Talisay City were all remnants of two big-time drug lords in Cebu.
Senior Supt. Manuel Abrugena, the director of CPPO, said the four suspected drug pushers were remnants of slain drug lords Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz and Steve Go.
“We believed mga remnants po to ng grupo nila (Diaz and Go),” said Abrugena.
The police claimed that the four suspected drug personalities were killed in a shootout in separate drug operations in Talisay City on Tuesday.
The first operation happened inside a compound in Barangay Bulacao, Talisay City around 3:55 a.m. yesterday.
The fatalities were identified as Rodel Nacario, a resident of Toledo City, and Kevin Baguio from Cebu City.
Supt. Marlu Conag, Talisay City Police Station chief, said they conducted the operation after receiving reports that Nacario was allegedly plying his illegal drugs trade in Barangay Bulacao.
“Nacario is a known drug personality in Bulacao,” Conag said.
Conag claimed that Nacario, along with Baguio, was reportedly had links with the late drug lord Steve Go.
Conag alleged that aside from being a drug pusher, Baguio was also a hitman.
Yesterday’s anti-illegal drug operations turned into a shootout when the two sensed that the poseur-buyer was a policeman.
Police confiscated suspected shabu packed in 10 small, one large and one medium heat-sealed plastic sachets, and 18 triangular-shaped plastic packs.
Police also recovered a .38 pistol and a. 357 pistol from the suspects.
Four hours later, another two suspected drug pushers were killed in a joint operation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of CPPO in Barangay Jaclupan, Talisay City.
The operatives were also able to confiscate P8.2 million worth of suspected shabu.
The fatalities were identified as brothers Rodrigo “Ramil” Alvarez and Victor Noel Alvarez.
Chief Insp. Alejandro Batobalonos, Provincial DEU chief, said they started to wait for Rodrigo, the target of their operation, on Monday night.
The suspect arrived in Sitio Mangilamon, Barangay Jaclupan where he is staying with his live-in-partner around 10 p.m.
Batobalonos said the illegal drug transaction happened on Tuesday morning when Rodrigo handed a pack of suspected shabu worth at least P12,000 to the police poseur-buyer.
They then implemented his arrest but Rodrigo resisted.
Batobalonos said Rodrigo fired shots at the police prompting them to return fire.
His older brother, Victor Noel, also fired at the responding police team.
Both brothers suffered gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies and were already dead when brought to the Talisay District Hospital.
Rodrigo hailed from Barangay Duljo Fatima, Cebu City.
Batobalonos said that the Alvarez brothers were linked to illegal drugs network of slain drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz.
Aside from the Alvarez brothers, police also arrested six other men who were hiding inside Alvarez’s unfinished home.
Arrested were Wilfredo Narcico, 46; Neilrinz Francisco, 26; Kevin Daryl Vitor, 18; Christoper Infiesto, 29; Jackson Ogong, 35; and Randel Añabiza, 27.
The police team confiscated five big packs, one medium pack and 11 small packs of shabu worth P8.2 million from Alvarez’s home.
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