6 arrested in drug den raid in Port Area in Manila

Published July 28, 2021, 12:57 PM

by Chito Chavez

At least six people were arrested when combined elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) police and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) raided a suspected drug den in Port Area in Manila on Tuesday, July 27.

PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (RO-NCR) Director Christian Frivaldo identified the suspects as: Romell Pencaliro, (drug den maintainer); Roland Tonog; Jonathan Patiño; Andrew Mayor; Ronald Toroba; and Edwardo Arinio.

During the operation, the anti-narcotics men seized nine pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets with shabu weighing 14 grams worth P95,200.00; two pieces of opened plastic sachets with crystalline residue; several drug paraphernalia, cellular phones and an identification card.

The suspects are now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002’’.

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