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DJ facing drug charges in Philippines

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Philippine police have arrested an American club DJ suspected of supplying Manila's affluent party set with illegal drugs, anti-narcotics police said on Wednesday.

Ten kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as “ice”, and a small amount of cocaine were found in Bryan Hill's Manila apartment and sport utility vehicle, said Chief Inspector Roque Merdegia.

Senior Superintendent Prudencio Banas, executive director of the police anti-narcotics unit, said 32-year-old Hill is suspected of supplying drugs to Manila's nightclubbers.

“He (Hill) had a sideline where he would work as a DJ in clubs and allegedly supplied drugs to some of the club-goers,” Banas added.

The drugs seized have a total street value of about 50 million pesos ($1.2 million), said Merdegia.

He added that Hill could be jailed for life if convicted on drugs charges that police are preparing to file in court.

The suspect has been living in the Philippines for four years but travelled abroad frequently, where he could have procured the drugs, Merdegia said. - Sapa-AFP

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