An American was among six people arrested by police for allegedly smoking shabu at an apartment in Quezon City.
Police identified the American as George Taylor, aged 40 of Pennsylvania. Also arrested were Tomy Taccaban, 36; Renato Dacillo, 55; Mariecris Jacinto, 30; Edel Garcia, 31; and Aris Samar, 30.
Police said they received a telephone call from a concerned citizen on Friday afternoon (June 6) about drug-taking session at a house in Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa owned by Dacillo and Jacinto.
Drug enforcement officers raided the house at 6pm and seized two plastic sachets of suspected shabu, four aluminium foil strips with traces of white substance suspected to be shabu, and some drug paraphernalia.
During police interview, Taylor said he had been living in the country for at least six months and working as a system administrator.
Police said Taylor was taken to the house by a woman he had previously picked up along Quezon Avenue.
The suspects are now detained Masambong Police Station and face charges for illegal possession and use of dangerous drugs.
Earlier this month we reported on another American arrested for involvement in illegal drugs. US Navy veteran Gary Timothy Lamb, 56, was the subject of a police sting operation in his apartment in Clark View Subdivision in Angeles City.
Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police director, told the Inquirer that Australian Wayne Michael Walsh, 58, and 30-year-old Mary Jane Mina, a Filipina, were also in the apartment when Lamb was caught selling drugs to an undercover cop.
Just a week before this, we also reported on the arrest of a Russian father and son allegedly caught selling ecstasy on Angeles City’s Fields Avenue. The two men were identified as Vladislav Rozhdestvensky, 64, registered as a resident of Santa Monica, California, and Boris Mabonga Rozhdestvensky, 23, a resident of nearby Mabalacat City.
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