Bryan Manalo
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation in public
  • Date of Incident: October 2, 2018
  • Location of Incident: Bocaue, Bulacan

AGENTS of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office early morning yesterday killed an armed drug dealer in Meycauayan City following a firefight as their stepped-up crackdown against illegal drug trafficking and abuse this week netted 17 offenders, local police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said yesterday.

The official said 35-year-old suspect Marvin Divina, alias ‘King’, exchanged fire with undercover officers of the Meycauayan City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit shortly after he sensed that he is being subjected to an entrapment operation in Bgy. Pandayan 3:20 a.m.

Caramat said one officer returned fire, killing the suspect on the spot. Recovered from the slain suspect were a loaded caliber .38 revolver, a sachet of shabu and the marked money he received from the poseur.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus, the official said that they have also jailed 17 suspected drug traffickers in the province during a string of buy-bust operations this week, five of them arrested in Pulilan and Plaridel municipalities.

Recovered during the operations were 12 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, a plastic packet containing some 25 grams of dried marijuana leaves and several drug paraphernalia.

Last Saturday, Bocaue policemen also gunned down Bryan Manalo, a suspected street-level drug dealer in the province during a brief firefighting Bgy. Igulot. A cohort of the slain suspect managed to escape onboard a motorcycle and is still being hunted as of press time.

A cal. .45 pistol with serial no. 235713 and containing one live ammunition was recovered from the possession of Manalo.

On Valentine’s Day, the local police also arrested eight suspected drug personalities in separate anti-narcotics operations in the cities of Meycauayan and San Jose del Monte as well as the municipalities of Bocaue, Plaridel and Balagtas.

Caramat said the operations yielded 27 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing around nine grams of suspected shabu worth P45,000, marked money paid to the suspects by undercover officers and several drug paraphernalia.

The suspects are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.