MANILA – Authorities seized PHP457,000 worth of ecstasy tablets and assorted illegal drugs and arrested a model-TV actor and his female cohort in Taguig City.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspects as Aaron Linde Cruz, model-actor and product endorser, and Geraldine Escoto Vitto.
The suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation at the corner of 38th Avenue and 36th Street, Barangay Fort Bonifacio on Tuesday.
Recovered during the operation were 15 pieces of self-sealing transparent plastic sachet containing 84 pieces of suspected ecstacy tablets, two self-sealing transparent plastic sachet containing powdered ecstacy, with an estimated value of PHP301,000; eight pieces of transparent plastic sachet containing powdery substance suspected to be cocaine weighing more or less 8 grams, with an estimated value of PHP72,000; and seven bottles containing colorless liquid substance suspected to be liquid ecstacy with a volume of more or less 420 ml, with an estimated value of PHP84,000, one black storage box, two mobile phones, one red Hyundai vehicle, and the buy-bust money.
The suspects will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Christopher Lloyd Caliwan / PNA – northboundasia.com