PDEA seizes P5.7-M party drugs stashed inside Taguig hotel safety deposit box
MANILA, Philippines – Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Saturday morning seized some P5.7 million worth of party drugs that were stashed inside a safety deposit box of a posh hotel at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
PDEA said the illegal drugs were seized from the safety deposit box rented by Domingo Tanyao Uy at around 2:30 a.m.
PDEA-NCR Director Joel Plaza told INQUIRER.net that the seizure of the drugs from Uy’s safety deposit box was a follow-up operation following the previous seizure of some P8.7-M worth of illegal drugs from Uy’s room inside the same posh hotel.
Armed with a search warrant issued by Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 88 Judge Rosanna Fe Romero-Maglaya, operatives of PDEA’s National Capital Region (NCR) Southern District Office under Joel Villorente and supporting personnel from the Taguig Police Community Precinct 7 opened the hotel safety deposit box.
Seized from safety deposit box were 2,750 pieces of ecstasy tablets valued at P4,675,000 and 200 grams of cocaine worth P1,060,000.
Uy, 44, of Quezon City, is now detained at the Taguig City police headquarters as complaints for violation of the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002 are being readied against him. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)