Seven people were arrested by policemen with over P70, 000 worth of shabu and firearm inside a house allegedly being used as a drug den in Pasig City on Sunday (February 21).


The Eastern Police District identified the suspects as Ronel B. Collo, 23; Arnel C. Octa, 24; Orlie H. Arellano, 21; Trixie F. Elenzano, 24; Mark Bryan S. Daggao, 21; Efren B. Merida, 24; and James Anthony B. Cellona, 33.

Initial investigation showed that around 3:30 a.m., policemen received a report from a concerned citizen about a gun-carrying man roving on Ison Street in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig.

Policemen were then dispatched to verify the report and they saw Collo with a gun tucked in his waist.

When he noticed that the police officers were about to approach him, Collo immediately fled on foot towards a nearby house owned by Cellona, apparently it was being used as a drug den.

The six other suspects were caught in the act of sniffing shabu inside the house, prompting the policemen to apprehend them.

Confiscated from them were a caliber .38 revolver, shabu with a street value of P78, 400, P600 worth of marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia.

The seven drug suspect are now under the custody of the Pasig City Police Station.

Source: Manila Bulletin (