Senior citizen among 6 drug suspects arrested in Makati drug raid

Published January 20, 2021, 4:31 PM

by Jel Santos

Authorities arrested six persons, including a senior citizen in a shanty allegedly being used as a drug den in Makati City Tuesday night (January 19).

(Photo from Makati Police)

Captain Judge Rowe Donato, Makati Police Guadalupe Nuevo Substation 6 commander identified the suspects as Brian Azucena, 35; Ferdinand Valencia, 62; Carlvic Vinas, 19; Gwenzelle Retenir, 21; Aira Gutierrez, 50; and Agripino Platino, 49.

Police seized 5.10 grams of suspected shabu, a caliber .22 revolver, aluminum foil and lighters.

“Three of them are on the local drug watch-list of Makati Police. Valencia, the one who runs the drug den, was arrested before for drug-related charges,” said Donato. 

Acting on a tip from an asset, cops led by Donato barged into the shanty of Valencia located on Kalayaan Avanue in Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati surprising the suspects who were sniffing shabu.

Valencia yielded a gun during a frisk.