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Ex-child actor CJ Ramos nabbed in Quezon City drug sting

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Ex-child actor CJ Ramos nabbed in Quezon City drug sting
A teary-eyed CJ Ramos is interviewed by reporters during a press briefi ng at Camp Bagong Diwa yesterday.
Geremy Pintolo

MANILA, Philippines — A former child actor was arrested in a drug sting staged by Caloocan police in Quezon City on July 31, an official said yesterday.

CJ Ramos, real name Cromell John Ocampo Ramos, 31, and alleged pusher Louvella Gilen, alias Jackie, 36, reportedly yielded a sachet of shabu each, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, said in a press conference yesterday.

Ramos was known for his roles in the television drama series “Tanging Yaman” and the sitcom “Ang TV” on ABS-CBN.

Senior Superintendent Restituto Arcanghel, Caloocan police chief, said Ramos and Gilen were newly identified drug personalities of the city.

Arcanghel said their target was Gilen, reported to be behind the proliferation of shabu in her neighborhood in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

Gilen was arrested after handing over P500 worth of shabu to an informant.

Ramos, who was also buying shabu from Gilen, was also arrested.

In Marikina, at least 14 persons were arrested during simultaneous raids on two drug dens on Thursday.

One drug den was located along Malunggay street while the other was on Singkamas street. Raiding teams composed of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives and local police officers seized 65 grams of shabu, with a street value of P472,000 and drug paraphernalia, said Senior Superintendent Bernabe Balba, Eastern Police District director.

Among those arrested were Jhohanie Biston, alias Jeremy, 30; Virgilio Piala, 46; Indar Mangangcong, alias Dino, 48; Rowel Cruz, 21; Almair Bao, 26; Aries Lim, 43; Archie Rivas, 37; Ryan Bermillo, 30; Jay-R Santos, 32; Renevin baylon, 37; Raymond Malabiga, 33; Rolando Liwanag, 60; Kathleen Dizon, 18, and May Anne Camacho, 34.

In Caloocan, suspected pushers Leo Grutas, 54, a fishing vessel captain; Rolando Montemor, 54; Roldan Fariolen, 37, and Gil dela Cruz, 52, were arrested in a sting along Sabalo street in Barangay 12 Thursday night.

A sachet of shabu and marked money were recovered from the suspects. – With Rey Galupo

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