MANILA, Philippines — Operatives of the Makati City Police Station raided on Friday (February 8) a condominium-hotel in Brgy. Poblacion that was being used as a drug den .
Authorities were led to the condo unit after receiving information about the supplier of illegal drugs in the area.
The Makati City Police Drug Enforcement Unit promptly organized a buy-bust operation which led to the arrest of alleged pushers identified as Kenneth Albert Aquino, 31, and his live-in partner, Mirriam Gunsat, 29.
Four other suspects were also arrested after being caught in the act of using shabu.
“Yung pinaka-target dito, ‘yung mag-live-in partner. ‘Yun po ‘yung pinaka-source nitong drugs dito. And the rest, pagpasok namin dito ay nakita namin na gumagamit sila nitong mga iligal na droga na ‘to,” said Makati CPS Drug Enforcement Unit Chief PCInsp. Gideon Ines Jr.
Aquino denied the allegation saying, “Bisita lang po kami.”
Mark Anthony Paste, one of the arrested drug users also asserted his innocence. “Tinawag lang po nila ako tapos may dalawang lalaki lumapit sa akin tapos kumuha po sa akin, sumunod na po ako dito para kumuha,” he said.
Seized from the suspects were: sixteen (16) sachets of suspected shabu worth P50, 000, drug paraphernalia and P3,000 buy-bust money.
The suspects will face charges for violating the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. — Asher Cadapan | UNTV News & Rescue
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