10 men arrested for 'shabu' use in Benguet

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 14 2015 05:39 PM | Updated as of Jan 15 2015 01:39 AM

BENGUET -- Ten men were arrested after they were caught using illegal drugs inside an apartment in Barangay Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet Tuesday night.

The suspects, one of them a minor, were caught in the act of using shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) while playing poker and other card games.

Confiscated from the suspects were P4,000 worth of shabu, drug paraphernalia and cash.

The owner of the apartment said she did not know that her apartment was being used for a "drug session."

According to Police Chief Insp. Radino Belly, they had been monitoring the suspects' movements after they received reports of a "pot session" in the area.

Authorities refused to identify the suspects while investigation is ongoing.

The ten men will be charged with violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and Presidential Decree 1602 on Illegal Gambling. -- report from Micaella Ilao, ABS-CBN News North Luzon