P8.5M worth of illegal drugs seized in Taguig hotel

Marje Pelayo   •   May 22, 2019   •   1825

Courtesy: NCRPO

TAGUIG CITY, Philippines – Authorities seized P8.5 million worth of illegal drugs in a posh hotel in this city on Wednesday (May 22).

Operatives of the Taguig City Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) responded to a call by a security personnel of Shangrila Hotel in BGC which resulted in the arrest of Domingo Tanyao Uy Jr.

The 44-year-old businessman was caught in possession of six packs of transparent plastic sachets containing 4,038 pieces of suspected ecstacy with standard drug price of P6,864,600.

Also seized from Uy were 22 packs of  transparent plastic bag containing MOL 350 grams of suspected cocaine with standard drug price of P1,855,000 and three  pieces of vacuum-sealed plastic bag containing MOL 103 grams with drug price of P51,500; three pieces of small transparent bottle containing yellowish liquid suspected to be dangerous drug; several documents and P720, 346 cash.

Charges are now being prepared against Uy in violation of Section 11 Art. II of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Acts. – Marje Pelayo (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

Drug buy-bust op in Quiapo nabs mother, son

Marje Pelayo   •   August 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday (August 7) presented two drug personalities nabbed for drug trade.

The raid happened on Tuesday (August 6) around 6:00 p.m. inside a hotel in Quiapo, Manila.

Authorities seized from the mother-and-son tandem 100g of shabu estimated at P600,000, the buy-bust money and a cellular phone which they used in transacting illegal drugs.

The suspects are now under the custody of PDEA and are facing charges for violating R.A. 9165 or the comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. – with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.

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Mayor Isko on Baseco drug raid: 35 arrested, 35 are alive

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 6, 2019

Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso presents 35 drug suspects who were arrested in Baseco area. (Manila Public Information Office)

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday (Aug 5) presented 35 drug suspects who were arrested in Baseco area from July 22 to August 5.

“Out of the 35 arrested, 35 are alive,” according to Moreno. The suspects were arrested for either selling or using drugs.

He had previously given the Manila Police District (MPD) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) a week to clear Baseco Compound of illegal drugs and loose firearms.

The area has been branded as the most drug-infested village in the country.

“I hope this is just the beginning that Manila, with the help of God, is cleansed of drugs in every community,” he said.

Moreno also reiterated that he will not tolerate illegal drugs in Manila.

“We don’t tolerate them we don’t like them in our city, the capital of the country. I don’t like them selling and using drugs in the City of Manila,” he added.—AAC

Mayor Isko orders police, PDEA to clear Baseco of illegal drugs in one week

Robie de Guzman   •   August 1, 2019

Baseco Compound

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday gave police and anti-drug agencies one week to clear the Baseco Compound of illegal drugs and loose firearms.

Domagoso gave the directive to the Manila Police District (MPD) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a meeting with the city’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council.

“May masamang impresyon sa Baseco, bakit hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin cleared. I’ve been hearing a lot of individuals carrying firearms, I want to know if these firearms are licensed, legitimately acquired,” he said.

Data from PDEA showed that 807 out of 896 barangays in the Philippine capital are still affected by illegal drug operations.

While MPD records reveal that there are still about more than 2,000 drug pushers in the streets of Manila.

Mayor Isko vowed that the city’s anti-drug campaign would continue even after the Baseco area is successfully cleared of illegal drugs.

“After one week of conducting operation, it doesn’t mean on the 8th day, 9th day, we will stop. It will be a continuing operation until ang lugar na ‘yan ay mawalan ng ipinagbabawal na gamot,” he said.

“If we can do it in Baseco, we can do it anywhere in the City of Manila, to clear barangays of illegal drugs,” he said.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Dino, for his part, said that barangay officials who will fail to participate in the city’s campaign will face sanctions.

“Kapag bumalik ang mga na-clear ng city mayor, ng kapulisan, pasensyahan tayo… Ipasisibak ko kayo sa pwesto,” Dino said.

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