PDEA Raided Alleged Drug Den in Pasig; 5 Drug Suspects Arrested

5 Drug Suspects Arrested after PDEA Raided Alleged Drug Den in Pasig

The operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested five (5) drug suspects after raiding an alleged drug den in Pasig City.

In Pasig City, the PDEA and the Eastern Police District (EPD) conducted a buy-bust operation against a narcotics suspect. The PDEA received information that the man in a residence in Barangay Pinagbuhatan was running a drug den.

Drug Den in Pasig

The residence also had packets of suspected shabu worth P122,000. Drug paraphernalia was also seized in connection with the possession and usage of illegal narcotics.

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The 30-year-old target is a tricycle driver who also owns and operates a drug den. He was detained together with four other guys who were supposedly narcotics dealers.

PDEA NCR has taken custody of the five drug suspects who were arrested. They will be charged for breaking the Controlled Substances Act.

Meanwhile, Anti-narcotic operatives killed a drug trader after a buy-bust operation turned into a shootout when the suspect act as a PDEA agent. According to PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva, the killed drug suspect was apparently posing as a PDEA agent during his illegal activities. 

Unfortunately, he perished after coming into contact with real law enforcement officers in Camarines Sur during the buy-bust operation. The suspect was allegedly slain when he got into a fight with the cops during the operation conducted against him.

Villanueva stressed that falsely representing a person of authority is a serious crime punishable by law. People who are openly doing their illicit activities lead to erosion of trust and confidence in PDEA, said PDEA Director.

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