Release of four Chinese drug lords dismays PDEA

August 30, 2019

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday expressed full dismay over the release from prison of four Chinese drug lords in June this year.

Those released were identified as Chan Chit Yue, Kin San Ho, Ching Che, and Wu Hing Sum.

PDEA chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino said their release is questionable, and the agency responded to the Board of Pardons and Parole in a letter dated February 13, 2019 to comment on the possible executive clemency to Pang Ho y Wai,  now turned-over to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for deportation;  Wu Hing Sum, and Kin San Ho y Ho Kin San who were all sentenced for violation of Section 15 (Sale, Administration, Dispensation, Delivery, Transportation and Distribution of Regulated Drugs), Article III of Republic Act 6425, or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972, with a penalty of reclusion perpetua.

“PDEA, in a letter dated February 13, 2019 addressed to Atty. Ronalyn M. OpiHa-Gonzaga, Chief Parole Officer of Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP), objected to the possible grant of executive clemency due to the gravity of their offenses,” Aquino said.

“It is very questionable why they were released. PDEA is questioning the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), and the BPP, why they did not consult the agency to comment on Chan Chit Yue and Ching Che, as they have done with the other three,” Aquino lamented.