P8.5M worth of illegal drugs seized in Taguig hotel

Marje Pelayo
Courtesy: NCRPO

TAGUIG CITY, Philippines – Authorities seized P8.5 million worth of illegal drugs in a posh hotel in this city on Wednesday (May 22).

Operatives of the Taguig City Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) responded to a call by a security personnel of Shangrila Hotel in BGC which resulted in the arrest of Domingo Tanyao Uy Jr.

The 44-year-old businessman was caught in possession of six packs of transparent plastic sachets containing 4,038 pieces of suspected ecstacy with standard drug price of P6,864,600.

Also seized from Uy were 22 packs of  transparent plastic bag containing MOL 350 grams of suspected cocaine with standard drug price of P1,855,000 and three  pieces of vacuum-sealed plastic bag containing MOL 103 grams with drug price of P51,500; three pieces of small transparent bottle containing yellowish liquid suspected to be dangerous drug; several documents and P720, 346 cash.

Charges are now being prepared against Uy in violation of Section 11 Art. II of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Acts. – Marje Pelayo (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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