Joel Sabiano
  • Sex: Male
  • Occupation: member of a gunrunning gang
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation
  • Date of Incident: July 24, 2018
  • Location of Incident: Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya

MANILA, Philippines — Two drug suspects were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Nueva Vizcaya yesterday and two others in Bulacan and Laguna on Monday.
Joel Sabiano, a resident of Barangay Domang, Dupax del Sur, and Jun Batara of Malasin, Dupax del Norte drew their guns when they sensed they had transacted with undercover agents at around 2:45 p.m. in Pogonsino, Bagabag, police said.
Four sachets of shabu, P13,000 in marked money, two caliber .45 pistols and various types of ammunition were reportedly recovered from the fatalities.
Chief Superintendent Ariel Quilang, Cagayan Valley police operations chief, said they are tracking the owner of the motorcycle used by the suspects, which is believed stolen.
Police said the slain suspects were also members of a gunrunning gang.
In Bulacan, Daniel Gelicame, alias Alex, was shot dead when he fired at anti-narcotics agents in Barangay Lawa, Meycauayan at around 6:15 p.m.
Police said the fatality yielded seven sachets of shabu, a .38-caliber revolver and marked money.
Armando Moron, who was ranked seventh on the list of “high-value” drug suspects in Laguna, allegedly shot it out with police officers serving a warrant of arrest at his residence in in Barangay Palo Alto, Calamba.