Couple marks Valentine’s Day in jail after QC drug bust
MANILA, Philippines — A couple celebrated Heart’s Day behind bars after they were arrested during a drug buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Thursday night.
A report from the Quezon City Police District on Friday identified the arrested suspects as Jerome Joseph De Claro, 43, and his partner Katrina Salvador, 40. De Claro is also the sixth most wanted drug personality of Batasan police station in Quezon City, police said.
Members of the Batasan police station led by Lt. Col. Romulus Gadaoni, arrested the suspects along Barangay Payatas at 11:30 p.m. An undercover police officer bought P12,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) from the couple during the bust.
Seized from the couple were 13 grams of shabu worth P88,400 in the streets and the P12,000 marked cash used in the bust.
The suspects are now detained separately at the Batasan police station.
Charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared against the arrested couple, police said.