THE PNP Anti-Illegal Drug Group (AIDG) continues to dig deeper into the case of an arrested former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official, Marine Lt. Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino, a police official said on Wednesday.
Marcelino, along with a young Chinese identified as Yan Yo Shou alias Randy, was nabbed by the AIDG, which swooped down on a townhouse that turned out to be a clandestine shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) laboratory in Santa Mesa, Manila, late last month.
The AIDG spokesman, Chief Insp. Roque Merdeguia, said they are inviting for investigation the owner of a car that was being used by Marcelino and Randy when they were apprehended.
Merdeguia added that it is important for them to find out connection of the owner of the
Toyota Camry (XEV 665) with the operation of the clandestine laboratory.
He said they are trying to identify the man who had bought the car.
The police official added that the wife of the former owner of the Toyota Camry has accepted their invitation.
Merdeguia said Jonathan Herbert Uy, a lawyer and the husband of Heidi Uy, under whose name the car was registered, on Tuesday explained their side of the story in the Marcelino case.
“He [Uy] explained to us in the AIDG that they have already sold the said vehicle last January 18 this year or three days before Marcelino and Randy were arrested in the drug raid,” he added.
The AIDG spokesman said Uy has presented to them necessary documents such as deed of sale and bank deposit slip as proofs of the sale of the car for P195,000.
Merdeguia declined to reveal the name of the person that bought the Toyota Camry from the Uys.