₱5-M mar­i­juana found in Su­bic house; Bri­ton, Pi­nay wife held

Tempo - - News - (Jonas Reyes)

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.

(Jonas Reyes)

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.

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