4 dead, 11 arrested in anti-illegal drug operations in Calabarzon

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna — Four persons were killed while 11 others were arrested in simultaneous anti-illegal drug operations in Calabarzon.

In Batangas City, Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, Calabarzon regional director, said a buy-bust operation was conducted at Barangay Sta. Clara where Roselle Javier  alias “Digong” was killed while Rolly Villano,  Jun Mar Magpantay, Charlota Aguila, Domingo Furtaleza and Oscar Bacierto were arrested.

Carranza said the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit received information from a concerned citizen about an ongoing pot session in the area.

Acting on the information, Carranza said police immediately conducted an operation that led into an armed encounter with the suspects where Javier was killed.

In Cavite, a still unidentified drug pusher was killed in a firefight at Sabutan-Paliparan Road, Barangay Sabutan, Silang City.

In Quezon, a drug buy-bust operation was conducted at Barangay 10, Lucena City where brothers Jerome and Jeffrey Masalunga were killed.

Arrested were identified as Mery Gay Pagonte, Michelle Pinin, Renato Abcede, Ansbert Ilao, Joel Valdez and Tamaine Glorioso. ROSELLE AQUINO

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