Eight suspected drug dealers were arrested by members of the Paranaque City police Drug Enforcement Unit in possession of illegal drugs on Wednesday (Oct. 20).
Paranaque City police chief Col. Maximo Frial Sebastian, Jr. identified the arrested suspects as Clifford Valencia, 42, of 81 Pilar Banzon, BF Homes, Paranque City; Carlos Valencia, 27, of 7723 Salinas St., Brgy. San Dionisio, Paranaque City; Katrina Ilisan, 40, of 10446 Fountain Breeze Condominium, Brgy. San Isidro, Paranaque City; Cyril Siramen, 26, of Fourth Estate, Paranaque City; Adriel Suzuki, 27, of Cityland Condominium, Dela Rosa St., Makati City; Allen Aragon, 36, of 8 Kyoto St., BF Homes, Paranaque City; Rolando Rosarito, 53, of Mosqueda Compound, Admiral Talon Tres, Las Pinas City; and Marco Agustin, 47, of 30 Garnet Road, Pilar Village, Las Pinas City.
Sebastian said the suspects were arrested at about 12:15 a.m. along Kay Talise St., Barangay San Dionisio, Paranaque City.
He said prior to the arrest of the suspects, members of the DEU received information on the illegal drugs activities of the suspects and a buy-bust operation was immediately conducted.
Police recovered from the suspects six plastic sachets containing shabu amounting to P34,000; 40 grams of dried marijuana kush amounting to P72,200, 24 pieces of ecstasy worth P48,00, and other drug paraphernalia.
The recovered pieces of evidence were brought to the Southern Police District Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis.
The suspects are now detained at the Paranaque City police custodial facility and charges of possession of illegal drugs were filed against them.