MANILA, Philippines—Three student pilots taking people to a different high were arrested in a drug sting operation in which they allegedly sold three marijuana bricks to a policeman in Quezon City.
Quezon City policemen arrested suspects Michael Levin Molo, 20, of Barangay (village) Manresa, Donn Umberto Gabriel, who goes by the alias “Big Time,” 19, of La Loma, and Robert Dwight Sison, 19, of Sampaloc in Manila.
QCPD District Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group head Senior Insp. Roberto Razon Jr. said that the three were arrested in a buy-bust operation at 6:30 p.m Tuesday at a fast food restaurant at the Welcome Rotunda, the boundary of Quezon City and Manila.
Razon told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that according to an informant, the three had been selling pot for a year. An undercover policeman got in touch with the suspects and arranged for the purchase of the illegal drug.
As soon as the transaction was completed, the police announced the bust and confiscated from the suspects three bricks of dried marijuana leaves worth P18,000.
Razon said that when he asked the suspects where they studied, they simply said they were going to a school for pilots.
“These kids are well off. I do not know why they needed to sell illegal drugs,” Razon said, adding that the marijuana the trio peddled had most likely come from Northern Luzon.
Meanwhile, another buy-bust operation conducted by the Quezon City police at a fast food restaurant in White Plains Subdivision on Tuesday led to the arrest Aureo De Castro, 46, of Malate in Manila for the alleged sale of P2,000 worth of ecstasy.
Confiscated from De Castro were two bluish capsules, believed to be ecstasy, in separate sachets.
The suspected drug offenders remain detained pending the filing of charges against them in the city prosecutor’s office.