Four brothers spent New Year’s Eve behind bars after they were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly selling PHP740,000 (US$14,620) worth of marijuana and meth in General Trias town in Cavite.
Those arrested have been identified as brothers Kenneth Uchi, 20 years old; Cedric Uchi, 28; Dennis Uchi, 21; and Detlef Uchi, 19, news television show Unang Balita reported.
The brothers were arrested after they sold drugs to an undercover cop in the village of San Francisco at around 3:30pm. The police seized seven grams of meth worth PHP40,000 (US$791) from the suspects, as well as six kilograms of marijuana estimated to be worth PHP700,000 (US$13,831), the Philippine Star reported.
According to Cavite police, even before their arrest, the brothers have long been known as drug traders in Cavite province. The Uchi boys are currently detained in General Trias City’s police station where they will be charged with violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
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