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Purging in Maasin


July 16 - 22, 2016

MAASIN CITY, SOUTHERN LEYTE– Another suspected drug pusher was shot dead here after reportedly resisting arrest in a buy-bust operation at his house in barangay Combado last July 15. The suspect was identified as 32 year old Jerry Zamora “Jer-jer” a basketball player and known drug pusher in the city.

According to PNP sources, Zamora had sensed the entrapment and had drawn his revolver but before he could fire at them was shot dead by a member of the police team.

Police would later deny reports that the suspect had surrendered to PNP authorities.

According to police investigator Sancho Orito, although the suspect did go to the police station, he did not complete the submission process and was therefore not considered to have surrendered.

Found in Zamora’s possession were 2 pieces of shabu-like substance, cash and a loaded pistol. Newly-installed PNP Provincial Director Warren F. De Leon said it was better to surrender than to fight them.(By MARK L. RIMAS)

Shootout in Sogod

July 9 - 15, 2016

SOGOD, So. Leyte – A former police officer, who was a known drug pusher, was killed here after he engaged policemen in a gunfight during a buy-bust operation at his residence in barangay Zone 1 Sogod, Southern Leyte last Wednesday July 13.

The suspect was identified as 39-year-old former Police Officer Emmanuel “Emy” Salon, a resident of Sogod town.

According to PNP sources, the suspect had been under surveillance by a Regional Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operating Task Group led by Police Superintendent Marlon Quimno months before the buy-bust operation.

Salon was dismissed from the PNP last August 2015 where his last assignment was in Catbalogan, Samar.

Police investigators claimed Salon had sensed he was being set-up and immediately drew his gun and shot the police officer in the leg
prompting the policeman to retaliate.

The suspect then ran to his house and continued firing at his pursuers and wounded two more of them, before he was cornered inside his toilet, and shot to death.

Found in his possession were 13 pieces of heat-sealed shabu and other drug paraphernalia, 2 pistols, and 2,400 pesos. The three wounded officers were brought to the Sogod District Hospital for treatment.By Dahlia Orit, Photo by Merlie Gemino)

July 9 - 15, 2016

500 drug personalities surrender

MAASIN CITY (UPDATE) – Approximately 500 drug personalities from different barangays in this city alone voluntarily surrendered to the Maasin City police station and swore to relinquish the use of illegal drugs, whether as users, pushers or both as of July 14, Thursday, according to City PNP Chief, Police Superintendent Alex Dang-Aoen. Some of them sincerely submitted some sachets of drugs to the police and wanted to embrace change in their lives. Police authorities also denied rumors that a deadline has been set for those who want
to surrender.



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