PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos on Monday awarded medals to officers and men of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) who were involved in a major anti-narcotics operation in Angeles City, Pampanga last October 18 which resulted in the killing of four armed Chinese drug traffickers and the seizure of 38 kilograms of shabu worth P262.2 million.
Himself a former anti-narcotics officer who has played a key role in the neutralization of several clandestine shabu laboratories and the arrest of dozens of Chinese drug personalities in the country in the early 2000, Gen. Carlos commended the PNP-DEG headed by Brigadier Gen. Remus B. Medina for their continuing effort to dismantle big-time drug rings in the locality.
On Monday, the 27th PNP chief pinned the Medalya ng Kadakilaan or PNP Heroism Medal on PNP-DEG officers led by Lieutenant Colonel Glenn C. Gonzales. Also given the same medal were Lt. Ashrap T. Amerol, Senior Master Sergeant Jerrywin H. Rebosora and Patrolmen Bryan B. Entrina and Ryan B. Dorado.
The PNP-DEG personnel were cited for ‘demonstrating heroism, sefless love and devotion to duty’ during the successful buy-bust operation on Gadiola Street in Punta Verde Subdivision in Barangay Pulong Cacutud last October 18.
The joint Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and PNP-DEG operation ended up in a gunbattle which resulted in the killing of Chinese nationals Erbo Ke,34; Cai Ya Bing,29; Huang Guidong,43; and Wuyuan Shen alias ‘Jinpeng Zhang,’41, and the confiscation of 38 kilograms of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ valued at P262.2 million.
Ke is a native of Quanzhou City in Fujian province in Mainland China while Bing is form Yuncheng City in Shanxi. The two others are both from Zhang Zhou, Fujian. Recovered from the possession of the four slain foreigners were four chamber-loaded caliber .45 pistols.
PDEA chair, Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva said they conducted the operation with the support of the PNP-DEG, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Task Force Noah, the National Capital Region Police Office, the Bureau of Customs and the Angeles City Police Office.