By Chito Chavez
Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) nabbed a 20-year-old civil engineering student and four others during a drug-bust operation in a condominium in Mandaluyong City Monday.
In a report to PDEA Director-General Aaron Aquino, PDEA Special Enforcement Service Director 3 Levi Ortiz identified the suspect as Andro Santos.
Aside from Santos, the other suspects arrested included the student’s aunt Evelyn Santos, Herminigilda Delos Reyes, Redish Espiritu, and Denis Klitonjua.
PDEA agents seized 45 grams of suspected shabu worth at least P300,000 inside the condominium.
Ortiz said the buy-bust operation was conducted after an undercover buyer bought P3,000 worth of shabu from Santos.
Santos said that he engaged in the illegal drug transaction to pay for the rent of his condominium.
The suspect who is in his fourth year in the civil engineering degree had already stopped going to school.
Santos and his cohorts are now held at the PDEA’s detention facility waiting for appropriate charges to be filed against them.