9th drug suspect killed in Mampang PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 August 2016 14:31

By DAN TORIBIO JR.

Zamboanga City’s own “Kill List” is mounting as another drug suspect was shot dead Thursday night in a police operation in Mampang.

The latest fatality was identified as Roseller Hipolito Ramos, 44, married, of Rancho Piedra Drive, Mampang.

Ramos is the 9th to be killed in Zamboanga City  since the nationwide drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte started in July.

Men of the Tetuan Police Station led by Supt. Nonito Asdai staged a buy-bust operation targeting Ramos, around 11 p.m. However after marked money and a sachet of shabu changed hands, Ramos realized he was a subject of police operation. He pulled out a .38  cal.revolver and opened fire, prompting lawmen to return fire killing him.

Policemen recovered near his body a .38 cal. revolver with five bullets and an empty shell inside the cylinder as well as three sachets of shabu.

Police said Ramos used an alias of Rodolfo Ramos after he was linked to a robbery/hold-up case four years ago. He was arrested but escaped while being taken to the prosecutor office for inquest.

Meanwhile, three persons were arrested during a drug raid at Justina Subdivision in Putik before noon Thursday.

A police report disclosed that the raid was carried out by men of the Divisoria Police Station led by Chief Insp. Arlan Delumpines armed with a search warrant against Nathaniel Que y Tolosa for violation of R.A. 9165

During the serving of the search warrant, policemen caught Adaliza Charity Anni y Allian, 26, of Putik and Salan Mustada y Awalil, 17, of Lorenzo Heights, Putik, engaging in shabu session.

Policemen recovered from their possession two medium size sachets, one small size sachet of shabu and several drug paraphernalia.

The two adult suspects were detained at the Divisoria Police Station  while Mustada was brought to the Children in Conflict with the Law Center in Culianan.

The seized items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination. – Dan Toribio