Alabang property owner charged over shabu lab row

From Manila Standard:

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency formally filed charges against responsible officers of the Fuerte Holdings Inc. and property administrators in relation to the dismantling of a clandestine laboratory used in the manufacture of shabu on Acacia Drive, Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City.

PDEA chief Undersecretary Jose Gutierrez Jr. said the agency’s Legal and Prosecution Service is convinced that officers of the firm and the estate administrators of the properties of the late Consuelo Madrigal may be held liable for violation of certain provisions of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

He said an investigation conducted by PDEA after a clandestine laboratory was dismantled at 504 Acacia Drive, Ayala , Alabang in Muntinlupa City last Jan. 6 showed that the property, as registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission, is owned by Fuerte Holdings.

“Said property is under the management of property administrators. It was also discovered that the one-hectare property is under the management of estate administrators of the late Consuelo Madrigal,” Gutierrez said.

“As officers of Fuerte [Holdings Inc] and estate administrators, they are primarily responsible [for] ensuring that the property under their administration or management is not being utilized for illegal purposes. The negligence on their part to inspect the said property tolerated the commission of the crime, in this case the manufacture of shabu,” Gutierrez added. Florante S. Solmerin


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