Illegal drug trafficking charges have been filed before the Pasay City regional trial court (RTC) against a Korean-American from whom P420,000 worth of ecstasy tablets were confiscated by the police early this month.
Charged by the Department of Justice (DoJ) was Jun No, alias “Justine” and “Jazz,” who escaped from East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City last April 15 after his operation on acute appendicitis.
No’s companion, Darleen “Soeyang” Son, was charged with obstruction of justice as she allegedly gave P3,000 to No for his escape.
No was arrested in an entrapment operation at the parking lot of a restaurant in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City last April 5. Seized from him were 140 tablets of ecstasy, a prohibited drug.
In filing the criminal charges, the DoJ banked on the “uncontroverted evidence” presented by the Drug Enforcement Group of the Philippine National Police (DEG-PNP).
The DoJ resolution stated: “In the instant case, evidence presented by complainant PNP-DEG clearly established that respondent (No) illegally transacted, that is, sold the 140 tablets to SPO2 Angelito Aguilan in a buy-bust operation.
Further, recovered from the respondent are the boodle money used in the operation.” (Rey Panaligan)