Joey de Leon Arrested suspect Joey De Leon and the seized illegal drugs and marked money. Photo courtesy of SPD-PIO

‘Joey de Leon’ yields P2.5M illegal drugs in Parañaque

September 22, 2021 Edd Reyes 1865 views

A NAMESAKE of actor, comedian and Eat Bulaga television host Joey De Leon yielded more than P2.5 million worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust Tuesday afternoon in Paranaque City.

Southern Police District (SPD) Director P/BGen. Jimili Macaraeg said Joey De Leon y Sotto, 33, of Pasay City was arrested at around 4:15 p.m. in front of Seaside Market, Roxas Boulevard Service Road, Brgy. Baclaran by elements of the Paranaque Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) under the supervision of Paranaque City Police Chief P/Col. Maximo Sebastian, Jr.

De Leon, who was allegedly on the list of ‘high value” targets, was nabbed after he handed a pack of shabu to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P P300,000 marked money.

SDEU operatives recovered from De Leon more or less 379 grams of shabu with standard drug price of ₱ 2,577,000, a brown coin purse, Parisian Elegance shoe box and the marked money used in drug sting operation.

PGen. Macaraeg said the seized illegal drugs were turned over to the SPD Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis while charges for sale and possession of illegal drugs under R.A. 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against De Leon before the Paranaque City Prosecutor’s Office.

Macaraeg warned other drug personalities to cease their illegal activities and said the Southern Police District will never waver on its campaign against illegal drugs.