Ayon sa imbestigasyon, sinubukan pa ng suspek na tumakas patungong dumpsite habang pinapaputukan ang mga raiding team. Agad na gumanti ng putok ang mga otoridad na naging dahilan para siya ay tamaan sa iba't-ibang bahagi ng katawan na naging sanhi ng kanyang agarang kamatayan.
Roselle Tolentino Javier
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Killed in police operation in public
  • Date of Incident: June 5, 2018
  • Time of Incident: 5:10 pm
  • Location of Incident: Batangas City, Batangas

A drug peddler whom police tagged as one of the main distributors in Batangas City and adjacent municipalities was killed while 14 were arrested while conducting drug pot session in two separate police raids here, Tuesday.

Senior Inspector Hazel Luma-ang, head of Batangas Police Information Office, identified the dead suspect as Roselle Tolentino Javier alias Digong, who also been distributing drugs to adjacent towns of this city with 50 grams of shabu daily.

Joint operatives of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Team (PDET), Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and the Batangas City Police Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) conducted simultaneous anti-illegal drug raids in Villa Anita where Javier was cornered and at Sitio Puyo, both in Barangay Sta Clara, this city, at around 5:10 p.m.

Luma-ang said Javier tried to evade arrest then ran to the dumpsite while exchanging fire with the raiding team.

Arrested in Villa Anita were Rolly Villano y Rabang; Jun Mar Magpantay y Mañikat; Charlota Aguila y Nunag; Domingo Furtaleza y Uy; Somie Javier y Tolentino; and Oscar Bacierto y Espino.

Obtained from the suspects were shabu and one cal.45 pistol.

Confiscated from the drug raid were 13 sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.

Luma-ang said the Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO) has recorded more than 120 buy-bust operations and service of 60 search warrants against illegal drugs in the province with more or less 10 suspected drug pushers who were killed during armed encounters in a span of one month and 13 days.

The operations also resulted to the arrest of 160 persons in violations of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act)

“The public is reminded that BPPO, headed by its Provincial Director Senior Supt. Edwin Quilates, is dead serious in its campaign against illegal drugs. This event should serve as a warning to all users/pushers/distributors to stop in their illegal activity and turn themselves to the folds of the law” said Luma-ang.