Cebu City, Philippines. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A high school student was arrested during a drug bust on Sunday and was found to have 6.8 million pesos (US$129,719) worth of illegal drugs in his possession in Cebu, the Philippines.

Officers from the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) in Central Visayas arrested 18-year-old Michel David Marzon de Gracia, a student at Gothong National High School in Cebu, SunStar reported.

De Gracia was caught when he tried to sell drugs to an undercover cop. The student pulled a revolver and tried to shoot a policeman when he was cornered, but an operative shot him first.

Authorities seized three kilograms of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of 6.8 million pesos. De Gracia denied any involvement in the illegal drug trade.

RSOG-Central Visayas Chief Ricardo Tero said they had been monitoring de Gracia’s activities for the past week and the student was included in their list of high-value targets.

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