Former sexy actress arrested for drugs in Christmas buy-bust

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 26 2019 08:57 AM | Updated as of Dec 26 2019 11:24 AM

A former sexy actress who appeared in movies in the 90s and early 2000s was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Pasay City Wednesday, Christmas Day.

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Arrested were Jennifer Kiilsgaard, 45, and a certain Norman Viña, 49, at Eusebio Street, Barangay 42, according to Police Cpl. Jett Morillo of the Pasay City Police station drug enforcement unit.

Kiilsgaard, who used to go by the screen name Jenny Roa, had been under surveillance for a week after authorities received a tip that she was a drug pusher.

Police seized 4 sachets of shabu with a street value of P31,000 in a red ang pao envelope from Viña and Kiilsgaard during the buy-bust.

Kiilsgaard, however, denied that she is a drug pusher but admitted that she is a user. She said she had been using drugs due to depression but had been trying to change.

"I'm always in the house. I stay in the room. It so happened, hindi ko alam nataon pa ng Pasko ko...Paayos na buhay ko, bagong buhay na ako, ewan ko ba," she said.

Kiilsgaard said it was her first time to be arrested for illegal drugs. If given the chance, she said she also wants to return to acting.

According to IMDB, Kiilsgaard (Roa) previously appeared in movies such as "Ang galing galing mo, Babes", "Tag-araw, tag-ulan" and "Tikboy Tikas at mga Khroaks Boys."

She also appeared in the movie "Pugoy Hostage: Davao", a fictional movie based on the 1989 Davao hostage crisis. The movie starred Ian Veneracion as gang leader Felipe Pugoy and Lito Legaspi as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.