Five persons were arrested for drinking in public place by the Las Pinas City police but later found in possession of about one kilo of dried marijuana leaves with a street value of P120,000 Tuesday morning.
Sr. Supt. Marion Balonglong, las Pinas City police chief, identified the arrested suspects as Justine Pialago,19, student; Christian Villanueva,19, student;Jansen Tenz Santillan, 25; Miguel Erikson Vibora,19, student and Gene Joyosa, 19, all residents of Manuyo Dos,Las Pinas City.
Balonglong said that prior to the arrest of the suspects, members of the Las Piñas City police were conducting anti-criminality campaign and implementation of city ordinances when the group were spotted drinking in public place.
He said that group was spotted drinking in a public place along C5 Extension, Manuyo Dos, Las Pinas City at about 4:30 a.m.
The city police chief said that the group when frisked before had in their possession about one kilo of dried marijuana leaves with a street value of P120,000.
The suspect were charged with violation of possession of illegal drugs. (Jean Fernando)