The Daily Manila Shimbun


PDEA agents seize P1.3m worth of illegal drugs from businesswoman in Makati

August 19, 2019

Operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Sunday seized P1.3 million worth of illegal drugs from a businesswoman in Makati City.

Joel Plaza, regional director of PDEA National Capital Region, identified the arrested suspect as Jennifer Suarez Vicente, 39.

Elements from PDEA arrested Vicente around 2:50 pm at Gonzales Street, Brgy. Guadalupe Viejo after having a transaction with a PDEA agent posing as buyer.

Confiscated were four pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected as shabu, weighing around 200 grams with a standard drug price of P1,360,000; her cellular phone, vehicle, identification card, and one thousand peso genuine money on top of several boodle money.

Vicente will face criminal charges for violation of Section 5 or sale of illegal drugs of Article II of the Republic Act 9165, known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Ella Dionisio/DMS