06 October 2009

Charges filed against Subic drug suspect

Manila - The Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed narcotics charges against Harry Yao, owner of a warehousing company in Subic Bay Freeport Zone which allegedly handled the illegal drug shipment of businessman Anthony Ang.

Acting Justice Secretary Agnes VST. Devanadera also ordered the reversal of an earlier resolution that cleared Mr. Ang’s associates, namely, Robert Lee, Anton S. Go, Rudy G. Chua, Cai Changcheng and Cai Wengcong.

In May 2008, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) officials intercepted a car driven by Mr. Ang, then the operations manager of Hualong, Inc. which is into transhipment.

Mr. Ang had claimed the boxes inside his car were computer components and asked that he be allowed to retrieve the documents for the cargo. He did not return and authorities later on found out the boxes contained high-grade methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

Authorities also later on discovered hundreds of kilograms of shabu insideHualong’s warehouse. Ms. Devanadera said the respondents "have admittedly permitted respondent Ang to run the transhipment business and have acquiesced in or assented to his patently unlawful acts." (bworldonline.com)