2 Chinese convicted in drug case-A A +A
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
TWO Chinese nationals were sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court for illegal drug trade, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Tuesday.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. said Qinggou Nian, alias Ian Go/Tony Lim; and Dave Go, alias Jimmy Ong/Chen Yung Foo, were convicted by the Caloocan City Regional Trial Court after they were found guilty for selling and possessing methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, in violation of Sections 5 and 11, respectively, Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Judge Aurelio Ralar Jr. of branch 120 also ordered Nian and Go to pay a total fine of P10 million each based on the decision dated January 22.
The two Chinese were arrested by operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on February 1, 2011 during a buy-bust operation that led to the confiscation of approximately 40 kilos of high-grade shabu worth P200 million.
Cacdac said PDEA is pleased with the consecutive resolutions of drug cases against foreigners in favor of the government.
Recently, a 53-year-old Korean national was sentenced to life imprisonment for selling capsules of ecstasy.
“The favorable rulings of the court on drug cases greatly complement the efforts of law enforcement officers who risked their lives in arresting drug personalities,” he said. (SDR/Sunnex)