MANILA – Police on Tuesday revealed the supposed connections of drug personalities and their alleged henchmen operating in Pasig City.
In a matrix, the police identified relatives of drug convict Amin Boratong as the key players in the drug trade in the city.
Boratong was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Pasig Regional Trial Court in 2009 for operating the infamous Pasig ''shabu tiangge.''
Eastern Police District Director Romulo Sapitula said Amin's brother Ama is now in charge of most of the city's illegal drug operations. Police said the group controls about 70 percent of the city's illegal drug supply.
The police also implicated several Boratongs, namely Acsaimen, Aleman, and Datumanong.
Datumanong is the father of Ama and Amin. Acsaimen, on the other hand, is the cousin of the Ama and Amin. Aleman is a nephew of Acsaimen.
Police said the Boratong Gang employs several hitmen, among them are a certain Jaime, Salamodin Tomara, and Alex Mamaki.
A certain Jimmy Amal was also identified as Acsaimen's associate. Police alleged that he is the supplier of illegal drugs in Dilang, Mangga III, and Pinagbuhatan in Pasig.
Acsaimen also allegedly employed street pushers, namely Joy Ong, Raul Alfonso, Christian Evangelista, Jeffrey Dizon, and Luisito Salazar.
The matrix shows that Ong and Alfonso sold drugs in Barangay Rosario, while Evangelista, Dizon, and Salazar sold drugs in Barangay Manggahan.
Ong is currently at large, while Alfonso is out on bail. Evangelista, Dizon, and Salazar are currently behind bars.
A certain Allan Bautista, who allegedly sold drugs in Barangays San Miguel and Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City as well as in Barangay San Juan in Taytay, Rizal, is already dead.
Other alleged street pushers who were killed were identified as Rogelio Corpuz, Fernando Alfonso, Jeffrey Jocson, and Chester Santos. All four were killed in separate incidents in July and August this year.
The police said members of the Boratong group have been charged over the killing of the four.
The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa have repeatedly stressed that kingpins are behind the killings of their own dealers, in what authorities believe as an attempt to eradicate the drug trail.