DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES – Authorities announced today that seven suspected drug pushers were killed during a shootout with police operatives in Davao City past 3 a.m. Wednesday.
The shootout erupted when combined elements of the Davao City Police Office, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency launched a series of operations under the “Lambat-Sibat Oplan Kaagapay”.
The raiding personnel were implementing 35 search warrants issued by RTC Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio when the suspects allegedly resisted arrest and started firing.
Some of the fatalities were identified as Cyril Ramos,Arnulfo Senieso, Michael Cadiente, Reynaldo Quindao, Dondon Bilaan, Jerome Portalez and Marvin Vargas.
The raiding team also arrested 30 suspects, including 10 wwomen during the operation.
Initial information revealed that the raiding team was able to seize several packs of illegal drugs worth millions of pesos. The team also seized 13 different types of firearms, two hand grenades, 10 ammunition, and three motorcycles. – BusinessNewsAsia.com