PDEA raid catches 11 in drug-fueled sex orgy
Published: 9:30 p.m., Nov. 28, 2017 | Updated: 12:06 a.m., Nov. 29, 2017
Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) broke up a sexual orgy and drug session at an upscale hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, on Sunday morning, arresting 11 men, among them a doctor, engineer and two models.
Seized during the operation were P387,000 worth of illegal drugs, including 40 tablets of ecstasy, two sachets of suspected crystal meth and 14 bottles of gamma hydroxybutyrate or GHB with a total weight of one liter.
PDEA agents said that when they barged inside Unit 609 of Seda Hotel on 11th Avenue at 10 a.m. on Sunday, they caught some of the men having sex while the rest were using drugs.
According to PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, the targets of the operation were Edmond Remegio, a model and Pedrito Coronel Jr., alias Malik, also a model-singer. Both aged 33, the two men were suspected of supplying party drugs to bar goers and celebrities at the BGC.
Arrested along with Remegio and Coronel were Carlo Kasala, a 25-year-old doctor and Jose Carlo Torres, a 38-year-old engineer.
Also taken into custody by PDEA were Bryan Dizon, 20, software developer; Jevel Ucero, 22, student; Aclan Manalo, 27, makeup artist; Legui Brylle Gonzales, 28, account manager; Angelo Padasas, 28, an office staffer; and Jake Tolentino, 33 and Manuel Valdes, 34, both insurance personnel.
Aquino said the group was planning to do a PNP or “party and play” and ChemRom or “chemical romance,” slang for mixing drugs to spike sexual satisfaction.
All 11 men were presented to reporters on Monday night at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City after they underwent inquest proceedings in the Taguig City Prosecutor’s Office.
Aquino said that GHB, more popularly known as “liquid ecstacy,” “G” or “water,” was a drug used by young people at bars and rave parties.
Often mixed with alcoholic drinks, its reported effects are euphoria, increased sex drive and tranquility.
PDEA reported that the drugs were supplied by Remigio’s contact in Thailand.
Remegio and Coronel were charged with Section 5 (drug sale) in relation to Section 26 (conspiracy to sell), Section 11 (drug possession) and Section 12 (possession of drug paraphernalia) of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
The nine others were charged with Section 15 or use of illegal drugs. However, they will not be detained although they may undergo drug rehabilitation. /kga /pdi
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