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Prosecutor dismisses case vs 2 siblings in shabu sale in Marikina

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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THE Marikina City Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the case against two siblings who were linked to the sale of illegal drugs and  arrested by police during a raid on their house in the city last month.
   
City Prosecutor Jason Antonio Amante cited technicality as the primary reason for the dismissal of the charges filed against Myra Tan Bayan and Rolando Tan who were caught allegedly selling drugs at their house on Pilipino St., Bgy. Tumana on Jan.  29.
   
The siblings were caught red-handed selling a sachet believed to contain “shabu,” or methamphetamine hydrochloride, for P1,200 to a policeman who posed as buyer.
   
It was observed that there were no photographers during the inventory of the recovered  prohibited items which were made in the presence of personalities mentioned  in RA 9165.
   
Reports said the Marikina Station Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (AID-SOTG led by Insp. Jerry Flores, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Eastern Police District’s AID-SOTG, nabbed the siblings.
   
Recovered from them  were four more sachets of suspected shabu, a pack of empty plastic sheets, a digital weighing scale, the drug bust money and another P3,600 in cash.
   
Police said the siblings have been involved in the illegal drug trade for the past two years but it was only recently that somebody reported their activities.
   
The Marikina police said they are disappointed with the dismissal of the charges against the siblings.