8th drug suspect killed in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 July 2016 14:32

By DAN TORIBIO JR.

Another suspected drug pusher was killed after he resisted arrest and chose to fight it out with police operatives in Recodo Saturday morning.

Men of the Ayala Police Station led by Chief Insp. Karib Muharram conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok 4, Recodo targeting Gapur Arola alias Gapul, 29.

However, Arola sensed he was the subject of a police operation. He pulled out a handgun and opened fire, prompting the lawmen to return fire killing him.

Arola sustained a bullet wound in the body and died on the spot.

During ocular investigation, policemen recovered from the slain suspect a small purse containing two medium size sachets of shabu, two pills believed to be ecstacy, P500 marked money, P100 personal money, a handgun and several drug paraphernalia.

Arola was also tagged in the killing of a police “asset” of Ayala Police Station the last month.  He was the 8th drug suspect killed in seven police operations in different places in the city.

On Friday, Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, City Police Office Information Officer, said  that a total of 100 persons were arrested from July 1 to 29, in connection with the nationwide campaign against drugs.

Galvez said the arrest of the 100 drug personalities were made in 63 operations conducted by police operatives from the different stations in several places in the city.

She said that lawmen confiscated 301 sachets of shabu and 66 cases have been filed in court against the suspects.

Galvez added that a total of 5,581 persons submitted themselves to authorities composing of 5,375 users and 202 pushers and four others who yielded with drugs in their possession.

Also a total of 3,773 houses were knocked as part of OplanTokhang (Tok-tok-Hangyo). – Dan Toribio