Limwell Vernales
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation in public
  • Date of Incident: March 21, 2018
  • Location of Incident: Bocaue, Bulacan

Thirteen suspected drug dealers were killed and more than 100 others were arrested in anti-narcotics operations in Bulacan on Wednesday.

Limwell Vernales, Emmanuel Manicad, France Cortes and Mario Alegre; eight others known only by their aliases of Joey, Pakyaw, Jay-one, Ode, Elmer, Pakdon and Aye, and an unidentified man were killed in stings in Bulakan, Malolos, Plaridel, Pulilan, San Rafael, Baliuag, Sta. Maria, Bocaue and San Jose del Monte.

Police ran about 60 drug stings, two raids and three response operations; served 11 arrest and two search warrants, and put up a checkpoint in nine towns, Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat, Bulacan police director, said yesterday.

“These operations are part of our stepped-up campaign against illegal drugs and other forms of criminality in the province,” Caramat said.

He said 305 sachets of shabu, 59 sachets of marijuana. and 18 guns were recovered from the suspects.

In August, 32 people were killed in anti-drug operations in Bulacan in one day. Ten other drug suspects died in a bloody night of drug stings last month.

More than 4,000 people have been killed and thousands others arrested in antidrug operations since President Duterte assumed office.

Police claimed those killed were drug dealers who resisted arrest.

2 killed in P’sinan

Meanwhile, in Pangasinan, Alvin Navarro and his companion who has yet to be identified were killed in a running gunbattle with members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team manning a checkpoint along MacArthur highway in Urdaneta City yesterday.

Police said the two men refused to pull over and instead fired at SWAT personnel.

The fatalities yielded sachets of shabu, police said.

Cop chief hurt

In Negros Occidental, Chief Inspector Jake Barila, Hinigaran police chief, and a man believed to be high on drugs were wounded in a shootout on Wednesday.

Barila and his men responded to a call by Victoria Ysasi that her adopted son Dabi was indiscriminately firing his gun at their house in Barangay Palayog.

Dabi reportedly beat up his mother and threatened to kill anyone if she would not give him money.

A caliber .45 and a 9mm pistols, various types of ammunition, a bipod for an M60 machine gun and a Kevlar helmet were among those recovered from the suspect, police said.

In Isabela, Rolando Domingo, 38, who was reportedly high on drugs, allegedly beat his mother to death in Barangay San Jose, San Mariano also on Wednesday.

Village officials said Domingo went berserk after his mother Gloria refused to give him money. Police said two sachets of dried marijuana leaves were recovered from Domingo’s pocket.