Davao trader nabbed for 'selling shabu'

Subscribe Now March 01, 2011 at 12:15pm

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's (PDEA) Special Enforcement Group (SEG) arrested a businessman for allegedly selling illegal drugs inside an inn in Davao City last February 26. The suspect, identified as Frankie Wong, 55, of Palma Gil st., was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by SEG-PDEA agents.

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Also nabbed was Wong's "cohort" identified as Joann Quiñones, 37, of Balusong in Matina.

Wong was arrested after selling suspected shabu worth P1,000 to a PDEA agent who acted as poseur buyer.

Quiñones, on the other hand, was accused of conspiring with Wong in selling illegal drugs.

PDEA-Davao Director Emerson Rosales said the suspects are now detained at the agency's jail facility awaiting charges to be filed against them.

Recovered from Wong's possession were four medium sachets of suspected shabu, approximately weighing five grams; assorted improvised drug paraphernalia; and two pieces of P500 marked money bill.

The seized "illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia" were submitted to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory at Ecoland in Matina for laboratory examination.

Source: sunstar.com.ph



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