4 Chinese in floating shabu lab case sued

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday ordered the filing of charges before the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court (RTC) against four Chinese who were arrested in a floating shabu laboratory off Subic in Zambales on Monday.

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In a resolution, the DOJ found probable cause to indict Win Fai Lo, Shu Fook Leung, Kam Wah Kwok and Kwok Tung Chan for the manufacture and illegal possession of dangerous drugs.

The eight-page inquest resolution was signed by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera, and approved by Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon and Prosecutor General Claro Arellano.

“[C]onsidering the PNP-AIDG’s credible and straightforward narration of the facts, we have no recourse but to find probable cause against all the respondents collectively for separate violations of Sections 8 (manufacture of dangerous drugs) and 11 (illegal possession of dangerous drugs) of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” the resolution avers.

The accused were represented by the Public Attorney’s Office during the preliminary inquest proceedings at the DOJ main office in Manila on Wednesday.

A raid by the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group on the unregistered fishing vessel where the Chinese were arrested resulted in the seizure of a total of 467.8 grams of illegal drugs, including a hydrogenator, which is a crucial equipment for making shabu.

JOMAR CANLAS

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