NCRPO, SPD inspect Makati bar anew
Operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Southern Police District (SPD) searched the Times Bar in Makati again on Thursday, after it was initially raided for allegedly selling party drugs to its customers.
High-ranking officials including NCRPO Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar and SPD Director Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario implemented the search warrant issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Court.
Upon inspection, authorities found bank documents, bundles of cash, and tablets and powders in air-tight bags suspected to be illegal drugs.
On Saturday, authorities recovered at least P1.5 million worth of cocaine and P22,800 worth of ecstasy in a raid, where 31 employees of the said bar have been accused of selling illegal drugs. A total of 123 guests, including 57 foreigners, were also invited for interrogation.
The incident became controversial after music artists and some lawyers expressed concern on how people were accosted for merely being in the crime scene, saying that their rights could have been violated. /je
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