June 2, 2015
The Paranaque City Regional Trial Court (RTC) sentenced a Chinese national of double life imprisonment almost three years after he was arrested for selling and possessing illegal drugs in the city.
Benny Chua Ang was arrested on October 12, 2012 by the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) in a sting operation at the parking lot of a mall in Barangay Tambo, Paranaque City, after selling a kilogram of shabu worth P3 million to a police undercover agent inside his vehicle.
AIDSOTF chief Police Senior Superintendent Benjamin Lusad said the arresting team had to force Ang outside his vehicle after he pushed and kicked the undercover agent out upon sensing that he was transacting with law enforcement authorities.
In a 19-page decision, Judge Danilo Suarez of Parañaque RTC Branch 29 ruled that “the prosecution has established its cases against the accused Benny Chua Ang, with moral certainty, proven the existence of elements of the offense charged and that the corpus delicti was properly established and preserved.”
The arresting team also found another three kilograms of shabu contained in red foil packs which were labelled as Chinese tea inside Ang’s vehicle.
Lusad said Ang belongs to a well-organized, high-value foreign illegal drug group operating in the country.
“This is another triumph for our men and women as well as the community. A pusher in jail saves a lot of our youth. This is another victory against the drug menace,” he said. —Kathrina Charmaine Alvarez/KBK, GMA News