MANILA — The Department of Justice has placed under inquest proceeding the two Taiwanese nationals who were caught last Tuesday in the possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” during an operation by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Parañaque City.
The PDEA brought the suspects, Huang Zheng Kai and Tsing Shion Ming who were caught in possession of 38.59-kilo shabu with a street value of PHP195 million, before Assistant State Prosecutor Mary Jane Sytat, a member of the DOJ’s Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force.
After they were charged with the complaint for violation of Republic Act No. 9165, or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”, the suspects through their legal counsel from the Manila City Public Attorney’s Office, lawyer Jacquelin Palmens, filed a waiver of detention.
Under Article 125 of the Revised Penal Code, or “Waiver of Detention”, the suspects are willing to remain in the custody of the PDEA while their drug case is pending and at the same time submit their counter-affidavit on the case filed against them.
Sytat set the first preliminary investigation of the case on June 20 at 10 a.m. PNA/northboundasia.com