Starstruck Season 3 alumni Vivo Ouano and Jeric Rizalado were arrested by authorities in a drug buy-bust operation in an exclusive subdivision in Antipolo City last Wednesday night, October 5.
GMA News reported yesterday, October 6, that Vivo and Jeric were suspected to be drug sellers, along with three others identified as Charles Joseph Lacson, Jojo Pangilinan, and Joshua Cue.
The Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) confiscated 527 capsules of Diazepam, "weight-reducing" Bangkok pills, and other illegal drugs, costing more than P15,000.
Also confiscated was a roll of dried marijuana leaves and a plastic tube with pipe.
The AIDSOTF also said it obtained from the suspects the marked money used in the operation, which amounted to P9,000.
The suspects, currently detained in the AIDSOTF office in Camp Crame, will be undergoing a series of drug tests.
They may also face legal charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, PEP.ph sent a text message to GMA Artist Center yesterday afternoon for an official statement on the issue.
There was no reply.
In a text message sent to 24 Oras last night, however, Vivo Ouano denied any participation in the selling of illegal drugs.