4 Chinese nabbed in 'floating' shabu laboratory undergo inquest

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 13 2016 12:56 PM

The passport of one of the Chinese suspects nabbed inside a floating shabu laboratory.

MANILA - Four Chinese nationals arrested on board a so-called "floating" shabu laboratory in Subic, Zambales last July 11 have undergone inquest proceedings at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday.

Leung Shu Fook, Kwok Kam Wah, Lo Wing Fai and Chan Kwok Tung face charges for 'Manufacture of Dangerous Drugs and/or Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals' and 'Possession of Dangerous Drugs.'

At the hearing conducted by Senior State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera, respondents were represented by counsel from the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) National Capital Region.

It was found, based on respondents' passports, that one of them has entered the Philippines four times now, while one has entered the country twice except that the passport was not stamped the first time.

The case is now submitted for resolution after respondents refused to avail of the opportunity to answer the charges.

The July 11 operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) on a 50-meter long fishing vessel anchored off Subic was on the strength of a search warrant. The police bared having received information that the vessel may have served as a "shabu" laboratory or was "used to transport 'shabu' from overseas."

Floating 'shabu laboratory' found in Subic Bay