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Bulacan drug den massacre: 5 dead

May 24, 2019 @ 1:19

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan — Five drug suspects were found dead with bullet wounds inside a house in Purok 4, Barangay San Pedro, in this city early Thursday morning.

An initial report by Lt. Col. Orlando Castil Jr., city police chief, said the victims were Juliet Fernandez, alleged maintainer of the drug= den; Norberto Oden, 63, identified as cohort of Fernandez; Manuelito Bergonio, included in the drug watch list and with pending case of carnapping; a certain alias Mel Diezel, included in the unified drug list of PNP/PDEA and one still unidentified person.

Sergio Yumol, a resident of the place, discovered the lifeless bodies of the victims inside the living room of the said house around 6:10 a.m.

“Investigations showed that the house is being used as a drug den of illegal drug personalities in the area and that some of the victims were reported to be responsible in the proliferation and distribution of illegal drugs in the city,” Castil said.

He also said that interviews with relatives and neighbors disclosed that the victims are known personalities involved in illegal drug activities.

Bulacan SOCO team led by Lt. Mario Lazaro checked out the crime scene at about 8:30 a.m. and retrieved 10 pieces of fired .45-caliber cartridges, six pieces .40-caliber cartridges, two pieces live ammunition for .45-caliber, two .40-caliber fired bullets and one big heat-sealed plastic sachet containing seven pieces of small plastic sachets of shabu.

Investigators are still looking for possible witnesses to the massacre and possible identifications of the suspects.

The police chief also said that they were reviewing the closed-circuit television footage in the area to identify the assailants. (PNA)

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