By Jel Santos
Eleven students in Makati City, most of them still wearing uniforms, on Monday night were apprehended inside a house where policemen and barangay watchmen found shabu, marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia.
The students are all minors—around 14 to 17 years old. Makati police said they are Grade 9 students in the city.
Chief Insp. Gideon Ines Jr., Makati police’s Assistant Chief of Police for Operations (ACOPO) head, said the neighbors complained about the very loud noise caused by teenagers at a house in Barangay Southside, Makati.
“We received a phone call from residents. They complained about very noisy teens at their neighbor’s house,” he said.
Around 6 p.m., barangay watchmen and cops went to the house being complained.
Gideon said the cops and watchmen smelled marijuana so they entered the house and verified their suspicion. They then found illegal drugs inside the house.
Seized inside the house was a plastic sachet containing shabu, a marijuana “tootter,” five plastic sachets with shabu traces, 18 pieces of aluminum strips, and five lighters.
The house is owned by a drug personality on our watch-list, Makati police said.
The son of the drug personality was among the eleven students.
However, his parents were not at the house.
The students were turned over to the Makati Social Welfare and Development Office since they are minors.