Drug raid at Islamic Center yielded 7 dead bodies

Drug raid at Islamic Center yielded 7 dead bodies

- Police raided the Islamic Center in Manila

- Seven persons were killed during the crossfire

- 60 sachets of shabu were found and taken during the raid

Drug raid at Islamic Center yielded 7 dead bodies

Drug raid (Photo credit: inquirer.net)

With the President seeking to put 3 million drug suspects behind rehabilitation bars, more dead people can be expected.

True enough, in the recent “One Time Big Time” raid conducted by policemen at the Islamic Center in Manila, seven drug suspects ended up dead.

The raid was held in Palanca St., Quiapo, Manila. The Friday, October 7, raid also resulted in the arrest of 200 suspects.

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The said raid was a combined effort of the National Capital Region Police Office, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Special Action Force and the Manila Police Distric SWAT. There were also a number of drugs operatives who joined the raid.

Around 60 sachets of shabu were taken from the arrested suspects.

According to reports, particularly that of S/Supt. Joel Coronel, there was a firefight between government forces and the suspects.

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This was also the reason why seven drug suspects turned out dead.

Coronel mentioned that one of the casualties of the said raid was Faiz Macabato, the chairman of Barangay 648. Macabato was a high-value target, whose bounty was at a whopping P1 million!

Aside from Macabato, the said raid also zeroed in on two other former barangay councilors.

Drug raid at Islamic Center yielded 7 dead bodies

Drug raid (Photo credit: mycebu.ph)

Although the raid was concentrated on the said Muslim area, there were other raids that were conducted simultaneously all over Metro Manila, particularly at the Baseco Compound.

From the time that President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office up to his 100th day, more than 3,000 drug suspects have already been killed.

Bato dela Rosa also gave marching orders to the policemen to reach 1.8 million drug surrenderees since as of present, there were only 700,000+ who surrendered.

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