Suspected Bulacan drug dealer killed in shootout

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan – A suspected drug dealer who has three pending cases of frustrated murder was killed in a shootout with lawmen who were serving warrants for his arrest in Bgy. Sto. Nino II here early Sunday morning.

In a report to Bulacan provincial director Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., SJDM City police chief Supt. Fitz macariola identified the slain fugitive as Dante Alarde alias “Putot”43, married, jobless, resident of Bgy. Sto. Nino II in this city.

Macariola said city policemen were about to serve warrants of arrest issued by Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 14 Judge Petrita Bragadime dated December 13, 2002 docketed under Criminal Case # 743-M-2000 and two more warrants issued by Bulacan RTC Branch 78 Judge Gregorio Sampaga docketed under CC # 3536 to 3538 –M-2000 when the suspect tried to escape and shot at lawmen who were prompted to returned fire.
No one was hurt on the side of the police team.

Macariola said Alarde is considered as “armed and dangerous”.

A SOCO team from the Bulacan PNP Crime Laboratory arrived and processed the scene where they recovered one Caspian Cal.45 pistol with serial number 122754 loaded with 4 live ammunitions and three sachets containing shabu.

Meanwhile, two alleged female drug pushers were busted together with their two suspected scorers who were caught sniffing shabu during a buy bust operation in Bgy. Sto. Cristo here Saturday night.

Macariola identified the arrested dope dealers as Rachele Ricardo alias “Luteng”, 39, single and Michel Zamora, 21, single, both residents of said barangay.

Macariola said they were both arrested after selling a sachet of shabu worth P500 to a police undercover agent.

Two of their scorers, identified as Eduardo Macapanas, 49, married and Michael San Juan, were caught sniffing shabu during the buy operationmn and were subsequently arrested.

Police recovered two more sachets of shabu estimated to be weighing 2 grams from the two female dope dealers.

Macariola said that appropriate charges under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act will be filed against the suspects. —EMIL G. GAMOS