A couple and a “third wheel” will celebrate Valentine’s Day in jail after they were arrested in a drug buy-bust in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Monday night.
The two men are Chinese nationals and the woman is Filipino.
One kilo of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P6.8 million, and 9.5 grams of suspected marijuana kush, and 100 pills of suspected Chinese magu were seized.
The authorities also confiscated vehicles used by Chinese people.
According to the preliminary investigation by the Taguig PNP, one of the Chinese is said to be funding the studies of the 18-year-old Filipina.
The arrested woman did not deny this and said that they had only been dating for 3 months.
But she said she did not know about the alleged sale of illegal drugs.
The Chinese are considered high-value targets because according to P/Brig. Gen. Kirby Kraft of the Southern Police District, aside from illegal drugs, they were previously imprisoned for illegal possession of firearms and kidnapping for ransom.
Authorities have not yet determined whether the suspects were released due to a plea bargain.
The suspect couple and a man are already in the custody of the Southern Police District.
Lovers, 2 others arrested in buy-bust in Intramuros
The police arrested also arrested a couple on Monday night in a buy-bust operation in Intramuros, Manila.
The suspects were identified as “Aweng”, who was just released after being imprisoned for three years for selling illegal drugs, and his 26-year-old girlfriend, “Jane”.
Along with them, two other men who were allegedly buying illegal drugs from them were arrested.
Aweng admitted that he sells illegal drugs but insisted that his girlfriend had something to do with it.
They were planning to go on a date this Valentine’s Day but he regretted that he gave her handcuffs instead of roses.
100 grams of suspected shabu valued at over P600,000 were confiscated from the suspects.
They will also be charged with violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.