NINE drug suspects, four of them women, were arrested in separate police drug-bust operations in Muntinlupa City.
Arrested were Gilberto Gomez, alias Gilbert, 36; Arian Gil Fabricante, alias Ara, 25; Armando Viloira, alias Andoy, 49; Ruben Lagartos, alias Damian, 25; Vivian Manoso, alias Vivian, 38; Luisito Aguilar Arnaldo, alias Louie, 37; Daisy Sulit, alias Daisy, 39; all residents of Muntinlupa City; Mary Jane Nuevo, alias Jane Tomboy, and Alona Loure, alias Alona, 23, both of Parañaque City.
First arrested were Gomez, Nuevo, Loure, and Fabricante after operatives of Police Community Precinct 4 of Muntinlupa, led by PO3 Julius Mejellano conducted Oplan Galugad/Bulabog at 2 a.m. after raiding a house in Purok 2, Bgy. Sucat, Muntinlupa.
Police said the suspects were caught in the act of holding a shabu session.
Drug paraphernalia were recover from the suspects that included an aluminum foil strip, two improvised glass tooters with traces of suspected shabu and two disposable lighters.
At 9:20 p.m., elements of Station Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (SAID-SOTG), led by PO2 Abdulhan Sapii, with PO2 Jonathan Uy and PO2 Roel Gatdula, conducted anti-illegal drug operation along Joaquin Compound, Bgy. Alabang, that led to the arrest of Viloria, Lagartos and Manoso.
Police said they recovered five plastic sachets containing undetermined quantity of suspected shabu following the arrest of the suspects.
After more than an hour or at 10:30 p.m. police arrested Arnaldo and Sulit in house at 29 Arandia St., Bgy. Tunasan, Muntinlupa City, in an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted by SAID-SOTG.
Recovered from the suspects were drug paraphernalia that included aluminum foil strip, a pair of scissors, improvised foil tooter and two disposable lighters.
Police said all suspects were charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, in Makati City, Christian Pintilie, 34, a Romanian national, was arrested at the Red Planet Hotel, Urban St., Bgy. Pio del Pilar, for allegedly trying to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine using fake ATM cards.
Police said they also recovered from the suspect different ATM cards, undetermined cash of different denominations, cellphone and other personal items.
Police said an investigation is still ongoing to establish whether the suspect is a member of a syndicate or operating all by himself.