The Philippine Star reports: “The arrest of three boys and a man in Pateros on Friday revealed a network of teenagers allegedly selling marijuana through a social media site. Security personnel of Barangay Sto. Rosario Kanluran arrested a 16-year-old boy for allegedly smoking marijuana using a glass tube along M. Lozada street just before 2000H on 16 March, police said.
“The security personnel seized the glass tube and two sachets of dried marijuana leaves from the teenager. Barangay Sto. Rosario Kanluran chairman Elmer Mangoba later found out where the teenager bought the sachets of marijuana. This prompted him to seek help from the Pateros police’s drug enforcement unit, whose members staged a sting and bought P200 worth of marijuana from another 16-year-old boy through a transaction done on Facebook’s messaging platform Messenger. Police later arrested the second teenager’s supplier, a 15-year-old boy and his 31-year-old uncle, who were caught in a drug session in their house on G. de Borja street in Barangay Aguho at around 2300H on 16 March.”