7 drug suspects, 1 minor arrested in Tondo, Manila


Five of the 7 suspects who were arrested in Tondo, Manila for drug pushing.

MANILA, Philippines — After one year of surveillance, seven drug pushers were arrested in a buy-bust operation led by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Laong Nasa Street Tondo Manila on Thursday.

The suspects were identified as Virgilio and Carlo Magno, Jayson and Rosanna Odayat, Danilo Manansala and Jelly Ann Nedroda.

The operatives also arrested a 15-year old girl who allegedly works as a drug runner for the dealers.

Seized during the operations were 30 sachets of illegal drugs,  .45 caliber gun, bullets and other drug paraphernalia.

“Sinasabi na ito ay mga untouchable doon sa mga area na ito kasi nga dahil ang grupo nila ay mayroon na ring mga armas; may kapabilidad at saka kanilang tinutumba yung mga kalaban nila sa droga at saka yung mga hindi nakapag-remit sa kanila,” said Manila police Station 7 commander PSupt. Jerry Corpuz.

(They say these people are ‘”untouchables” in these areas because their group is armed and capable. They are known to kill rivals and members who cannot remit to them.)

The arrested drug suspects admitted to using and selling illegal drugs.

They are also included on the drug watchlist of the Manila police.

However, an associate of the suspects has managed to escape.

Currently, the police are investigating if the suspects are connected to a syndicate.

The suspects will face multiple charges while the arrested juvenile will be under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). — UNTV News & Rescue

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