Young actor, 6 others nabbed for illegal drugs at Clark music fest
MANILA (UPDATED) - Seven people, including a young actor and 3 minors, were arrested after they were caught with alleged marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the 7107 international music festival in Clark, Pampanga.
Authorities seized a stainless box containing rolling paper and marijuana residue, Valium tablets, and a smoking pipe from the suspects.
The suspects were detained at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 3 office.
They refused to face the camera and comment on the issue.
Three were released while the young actor -- whose name is being withheld because he is a minor -- and 3 others were brought to the Angeles City Prosecutor's Office for inquest.
According to PDEA Region 3 Regional Director Jeoffrey Tacio, they received a tip that some of those attending the concert in Clark were involved in illegal activities.
Thousands of teenagers, young adults, and tourists flocked to the international music festival.
The PDEA said that due to the number of attendees, it is not surprising that some of those who were involved in illegal activities were not arrested.
The suspects will face possession of illegal drugs charges. They might also be charged with illegal drug use if they test positive for narcotics, police said. -- exclusive report from Gracie Rutao, ABS-CBN News Pampanga