THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday recommended the filing of charges against six Chinese who were arrested in a raid that led to the seizure of an estimated P2 billion worth of illegal drugs in Tarlac on November 6.
To be charged for violation of Section 8 (Manufacture of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) of Republic Act 9165 also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act were Sand Chai Wang, Xia Jian Jun, Xu Jian Dong, Hueng Zhogjie, Wang Xiao Bing and Zhan Zhi Long.
The 11-page inquest resolution was signed by Assistant State Prosecutor Mark Roland Estepa and was approved by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Lilian Doris Alejo and Prosecutor General Claro Arellano.
The DOJ said that the crime was probably committed by the accused and they are probably guilty thereof.
The National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit raided the warehouse based on a search warrant issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Acting Executive Judge Reynaldo Alhambra.
The warehouse, which is located on Bonifacio St., Poblacion 5 in Camiling town, is considered as the biggest shabu laboratory in the country because of its daily output of 100 kilos.
The complaint affidavit of the NBI stated that the laboratory yielded 17.0195 kilos of shabu, cooking tools, hydrogenators, customized distillation system and equipment in the production of dangerous drugs.
The DOJ inquest investigation took place on Friday evening. There was a problem during the hearing because the respondents could not understand English or Filipino despite the fact that some of them spoke in Filipino during media interviews upon their arrest.