Saturday, September 21, 2019

DOJ recommends filing of charges vs 2 Taiwanese drug dealers

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of charges against the two Taiwanese nationals who were arrested in an anti-drug operation in Parañaque last June.

The DOJ, in a resolution penned by Assistant State Prosecutor Mary Jane Sytat, recommended the two suspected drug dealers Tseng Shien Ming and Hiang Zheng Kai be charged before the Parañaque Regional Trial Court (RTC).

The two face charges for violating section 5 of the Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act for "transportation of dangerous drugs" and Section 11 for "possession of dangerous drugs."

"Both respondents Tseng and Huang acted in conspiracy with each other in that each of them performed specific acts with closeness and coordination as to indicate an unmistakable common purpose or design to commit the crime," the DOJ resolution stated.

Tseng and Huang were arrested in buy-bust operation conducted by two anti-drug groups, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police Anti-illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) in Macapagal Boulevard in Parañaque City on June 14.

Seized from the two suspects were some 38.59 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) worth P195-million.

"Considering that respondents were caught in the act of transporting shabu with a total net weight of 38,594.1 grams to an undetermined place in Cavite, there is more than probable cause to warrant their indictment," the DOJ added.

The resolution was approved by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano and Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon.

The DOJ recommended no bail for the temporary liberty of the two suspects who are currently detained at the PNP-AIDG detention facility in Camp Crame, Quezon City.(Sunnex)
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