2002 arrest warrant vs ‘drug queen’ uncovered

September 27, 2019

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday released a copy of a warrant of arrest for suspected drug queen Guia Gomez Castro for violation of the old Republic Act 6425 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 which was issued by a Quezon City court in 2002.

The warrant of arrest for violation of Sections 15 and 16 of RA 6425 without bail recommended was issued by Judge Emilio Leachon Jr. of the Q.C. Regional Trial Court Branch 266 on March 1, 2002. The suspect drug queen’s address in the warrant of arrest was listed at no. 94 Ma. Clara Street, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Q.C.

Section 15 of RA 6425 refers to the ‘Sale, Administration, Dispension, Delivery, Transportation and Distribution of Regulated Drugs’ which carries the penalty of imprisonment ranging from six years and one day to twelve years and a fine ranging from six thousand to twelve thousand pesos.

On the other hand, Section 16 of the old anti-narcotics law refers to the possession or use of regulated drugs which carries the penalty of imprisonment ranging from six months and one day to four years and a fine ranging from P6,000 to P12,000.

Castro, according to the NCRPO chief is also the subject of two warrants of arrest for violation of Batas Pambansa 22 or the anti-bouncing check law issued respectively by Judge Corazon R. Romano of the March 14, 2003 and another warrant of arrest of the same offense issued by Judge Manuel Sta. Cruz Jr. of the Q.C. Branch 43 on June 6, 2011.

Castro’s address in the violation of the anti-bouncing check law was listed at 1835 Prudencio Street, Sampaloc, Manila.

The NCRPO is investigating if the warrants were served on the ex-barangay chairperson even as Eleazar assured that they are continuing to build up a case against the latter.        

The Bureau of Immigration confirmed that the woman had recently”left the country and was allowed to depart because she had “no derogatory records.”