AUTHORITIES arrested rapper Loonie along with four other persons during a buy-bust operation on Wednesday evening, September 18, in Makati City.
Police said Loonie, whose real name is Marlon Peroramas, was arrested along with four of his alleged cohorts identified as David Rizon, Ivan Agustin, Albert Alvarez and Idyll Liza Diaz in an anti-drug operation at the basement of a condominium on Polaris Street in Barangay Poblacion around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Peroramas denied the allegations against him and said he may have been framed up
"Hindi totoo lahat ng paratang sa akin. Hindi po sa amin yan. Hindi po sa akin yan. Yang pera po, tsaka lahat ng nasa sachet hindi po sa akin yan," Loonie said, as he denied that the items seized during the operation were his.
(The allegations against me are not true. Those are not ours. Those are not mine - the cash, those in the sachet.)
Makati City Police Chief Rogelio Simon said the operation was a result of a two-month surveillance operations against Peroramas, who is allegedly involved in selling illegal drugs particularly marijuana during his gigs.
Recovered from the operation were 15 sachets of kush, or high-grade marijuana, which were concealed in a box that was made to look like a gift.
Simon said there were also several evidence including text messages which will prove that Peroramas is involved in the illegal drugs trade.
Peroramas claimed that he was in the area to meet a fan who has leukemia. Police, however, refuse to believe him. (SunStar Philippines)