6 get life over 800 ki­los of shabu

The Philippine Star - - METRO - By EM­MANUEL TUPAS – With Marc Jayson Cayabyab

A Pasig court on Fri­day sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment three Chi­nese and three Filipinos in­volved in the man­u­fac­ture and trans­porta­tion of nearly 800 ki­los of metham­phetamine hy­drochlo­ride or shabu in San Juan City in 2016.

The Pasig City Re­gional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 264 meted three life terms each on Chen Wen De, Wu Li Yong and Shi Gui Xiong. The court also or­dered them to pay a fine of P30 mil­lion each.

Their Filipino co­horts namely Sali Arafat, Basher Ja­mal and Ab­dul­lah Jah­mal were sen­tenced to one life term and a fine of P10 mil­lion each.

In a 27-page de­ci­sion, Pasig RTC Branch 264 Judge Ge­nie Ga­pas-Ag­bada found Chen, Wu and Shi guilty of man­u­fac­tur­ing, trans­porta­tion and pos­ses­sion of nar­cotics, vi­o­lat­ing Repub­lic Act 9165 or the Com­pre­hen­sive Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act.

The three Filipinos, mean­while, were found guilty of trans­port­ing dan­ger­ous drugs.

The case stemmed from three op­er­a­tions of the Na­tional Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion in three ar­eas in San Juan on Dec. 23, 2016, where 793.238 ki­los of shabu were con­fis­cated.

P1-M drugs seized

In Manila, more than P1.1 mil­lion worth of shabu was con­fis­cated from five per­sons in a drug sting in San An­dres Bukid be­fore dawn yes­ter­day.

Mar­quel Cu­nanan, Noriel Brun, Rachelle Abiva, Michael Ramos and Fran­cisco Pru­dente III were ar­rested af­ter sell­ing 100 grams of shabu for P200,000 to a po­lice of­fi­cer who posed as a buyer.

Po­lice con­fis­cated a to­tal of 170 grams of shabu with a street value of P1.156 mil­lion from the sus­pects.

In Que­zon City, al­leged drug pusher Ce­sar Arive was killed in an al­leged shootout with po­lice of­fi­cers dur­ing a drug sting in Barangay Gu­lod at past mid­night yes­ter­day.

Probers re­cov­ered 100 grams of mar­i­juana, with a street value of P12,000; two grams of shabu worth P13,600; a .38 cal­iber re­volver and P390 from the sus­pect.

Arive was in the barangay’s drug watch­list and al­legedly known as a rob­ber and snatcher in No­valiches, po­lice said.

Twenty-two other per­sons were ar­rested for drug-re­lated of­fenses in Que­zon City since Fri­day.

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