P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

MANILA, Philippines – Party drugs worth P14 million were seized by Metro Manila cops in Quezon City on Monday, March 4.

According to the report by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO)'s drug enforcement unit (DEU), they conducted a buy-bust operation at around 8:30 am at the Studio A Condominium, which was at the corner of Xaverville Avenue and Esteban Abada Street, right next to Katipunan Avenue.

Cops arrested a certain Evette Tividad and confiscated the following party drugs

Tividad was identified by the NCRPO DEU as a member of a drug gang "operating in the whole areas of Metro Manila." It took cops one month to track her movements before implementing the buy-bust operation.

NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said in an interview after the operation that Tividad was a "major distributor" of party drugs in Quezon City. She also allegedly kept connections with club owners in the city.

NCRPO said it will file cases for violation of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act against Tividad. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.