Cops kill 8, arrest 27 in Bulacan anti-crime operations
MANILA, Philippines – At least 8 suspects were gunned down by police in Bulacan anti-crime operations on Wednesday, May 30.
Police had conducted a total of 21 operations from midnight to 7 am. They did not indicate which operations ended bloody, but said 18 of the 21 were drug buy-busts.
The fatalities were in the following municipalities:
- Pandi - 2
- Balagtas - 2
- Pulilan - 2
- Obando - 1
- Sta Maria - 1
The deadly operations are part of the Bulacan Provincial Police Office's regular Simultaneous Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO), previously named One-Time Big-Time Operations.
Police also conduct SACLEO in other provinces, but only Bulacan cops have consistently recorded a high death toll and number of arrests. (READ: Duterte on deadly Bulacan drug raids: 'Maganda 'yun')
Around 27 other suspects were also nabbed on Wednesday, coming from the following areas:
- Meycauayan - 10
- Bocaue - 3
- Marilao - 3
- Angat - 2
- Malolos - 2
- Calumpit - 2
- Norzagaray - 1
- Bustos - 1
- Paombong - 1
- Plaridel - 1
- Hagonoy - 1
The operations hauled in 62 sachets of suspected methamphetamine (shabu), 4 sachets of cannabis, and 9 firearms.
Police have yet to weigh the suspected illicit drugs. – Rappler.com