By Aaron Recuenco
Police have arrested a 44-year old businessman in a posh hotel at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City after he allegedly yielded some P8.5 million worth of illegal drugs that included the party drug Ecstasy.
Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said the arrest of Domingo Tanyao Uy stemmed from the report of a hotel staff about cash money and illegal drugs that were seen inside the unit while a team of housekeepers was cleaning it.
“It was reported to the manager of the hotel who in turn informed the police about it,” said Eleazar.
At around 1 a.m. Wednesday, policemen went inside the unit and confirmed what was reported.
Police discovered 4,038 pieces of suspected ecstasy, a plastic bag suspected to be containing cocaine, several sachets containing illegal drugs, cash worth more than P720,000.
Eleazar said that they also confiscated 49 checks amounting to P175 million which all appears to be payment to Uy.
“All the checks bear his name,” said Eleazar.
Based on the background check, Eleazae said Uy has been staying at the hotel for the past six months.
“We don’t know what his activities there (were) and why he had that large amount of illegal drugs and cash. We are investigating,” said Eleazar.
But this early, Eleazar said that they believed Uy decided to stay in the area to be near his alleged clients.
He explained that, based on police assessment, the suspect may have been selling party drugs to wealthy clients partying at the BGC area.
Uy, police learned, owns a condominium unit in Quezon City.
Eleazar said Uy was left with no option but to yield to the police when the policemen arrived in the hotel.
He said appropriate criminal charges are now being readied against the arrested suspect. (Aaron Recuenco)