₱5-M marijuana found in Subic house; Briton, Pinay wife held
SUBIC TOWN, ZAMBALES – Members of the Zambales Provincial Police Office (ZPPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3 (PDEA 3) seized marijuana plants worth ₱5 million in a house at the Magdalena Homes subdivision in this town early Friday morning.
Police identified the custodians of the plants as 42-year-old British national Simon Stuart Mclaren Watson and his 28-year-old live-in Filipina partner Rizza Fernandez.
ZPPO director Senior Superintendent Felix Astrero Verbo Jr. said there were around 70 pots of Kush worth ₱5 million found inside the house. Kush is a strain of Cannabis indica.
Fernandez said that they maintain the plants for personal use since Watson has an asthma problem and suffered a spine injury two years ago. She denied using the plant.
Mayor Jay Khonghun lauded the operation and expressed hope that the municipality of Subic will reach a drug-free status in the next few years.
A POLICE officer uproots cannabis plants from the pots during a raid on the house rented by a British national and his Filipina live-in partner at Magdalena Homes in Subic town, Zambales, Friday morning. The couple was arrested by authorities for cultivating cannabis in their house.