9 arrested in hotel drug raid

Aaron N. Aquino

AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency shortly afternoon yesterday arrested nine suspected drug personalities during a buy-bust operation right inside a Century Park Hotel room in Malate, Manila which led in the seizure of nearly P200,000 worth of banned party drugs, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino said.

The official said that the suspects were arrested inside Room 455 of Century Park Hotel located along Barangay 720 in Malate district during the sting conducted at 12:50 in the afternoon by undercover operatives of the PDEA Special Enforcement Service.

He identified the arrested suspects as Jetrick Brianne Santos alias ‘Tol,’ 27; Jezreel Joseph Silva, 30; Harley de Jesus, 25; Mary Rose Santos, 30; Ryan Arvin  Tanada, 31; Ralph Ivan Manalang, 22; Nurshida Sabdani, 24, Ma. Olivia dela LLana, 22; and Calugay Mayumi, 23.