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					               PUBLISHED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
OF SEN. ROBERT BARBERS AND HIS PARAC AGENTS AGAINST DRUG
   SYNDICATES DURING HIS INCUMBENCY AS DILG SECRETARY


    SUSPECTS              DATE OF            STATUS OF CASE                           REMARKS
                          ARREST                 FILED

1. Lawrence             May 17,             Acquitted on March            With this acquittal, PARAC
Wang – a                1996;               19, 1997 on the               demanded that Judge Perfecto
Hongkong-Macau          Seizure of 36       Charges of Drug               Laguio, Jr. of the Manila RTC,
resident who was        kilos of shabu      Trafficking and Illegal       Asst. Prosecutor Winnie Edad
listed by the           worth P72M          Possession of Firearms.       and Michael Pua should be
Interpol, US-DEA        in possession       The prosecution lost          investigated and be removed
and the Hongkong        of Wang.            the case due to the           from office for failing to convict
Royal Police since                          technicality on “illegal      Wang despite strong evidence.
1993 as member of                           arrest” and police
14 K Gang1.                                 witnesses intentionally       Sen. Barbers in his press
Before his arrest,                          committed errors while        statement on March 22, 1997
Wang was                                    being cross-examined          said that “we believe that there is
believed to have                            and contradicted their        a grand conspiracy here to acquit
disposed of P3.6                            own sworn statement           Wang since the judge failed to
Billion worth of                                                          appreciate the preponderance of
shabu.                                      With the pressure from        evidence in this case”
                                            Pres. Ramos to arrest
Listed members of                           again and convict             In the case of bribery, Margallo
the 14-K syndicate                          Wang, a Bribery               alleged that Wang offered him
other than Wang:                            charge was filed by           P880,000 and a new BMW
 Edward TC Chan                            PARAC in                      worth P1.5.M to the then
 Barry Lok                                 Mandaluyong City and          DILG Secretary Barbers in
 Tabby Lok                                 warrant of arrest has         exchange for his liberty . With
 Peter Chan                                been issued which set a       the issuance of new warrant of
 Wilson Lai                                P10,000 bail for his          arrest for a bribery case, Wang
 Robert Lim                                temporary release. But        according to Barbers had already
 Samuel Teng                               Wang was already              left the country while the BID
 Ivan So                                   gone.                         and NBI maintained that Wang
                                                                          was still in the country.
                                            After this Barbers was
                                            never informed when           Senator Barbers is correct.
                                            Ramos himself ordered         There was a grand conspiracy
                                            the raid on another           in this case. But who conspired
                                            suspected druglord,           with whom? There was bribery.
                                            Alfredo Tiongco.              But who took the bribe?

1
 The 14-K gang is based in Hongkong and Taiwan and is composed of police officers and Chinese nationals in both
countries. They are operating in Metro Manila in connivance with local enforcement officers and ex-military
personnel.
SUSPECTS             DATE OF            STATUS OF CASE   REMARKS
                     ARREST             FILED
2. Jeorge Araneta    July 23,1996                        Arrested by agents of PARAC
Lopez, 40 of         One kilo of                         I led by Senior Inspector Isidro
Quezon City;         shabu worth P2                      Lozano during a drug deal at
Aurelio              Million                             the corners of Vito Cruz Street
Manaloto, 30 of                                          and South Superhighway in
Cavite; and. Jaime                                       Manila
Pascual, 33, taxi
driver from
Singalong, Manila

3. Ali Chow, 32      Published in                        Arrested by agents of PARAC
and Robin Tan, 25    February                            Echo team led by Insp. Cielito
both Chinese         14,1997;                            Coronel
National and         seizure of 800
suspected            grams of shabu
members of 14-K      worth P1.6
gang                 Million

4. Nelson Cruz,      Published in                        Arrested by agents of PARAC
37 and Norgie        February                            I led by Senior Inspector Isidro
Cruz, 19 both of     20,1997;                            Lozano at their residence at the
Malabon, Metro       seizure of shabu                    No. 1 Universal compound,
Manila               worth P2                            McArthur Highway, Potrero
                     million                             Malabon

5. Six pushers       Published in                        The six pushers were arrested
Lauro Viray, 55;     August 25,                          by PARAC Charlie Team in a
Lauro Viray Jr,      1997; seizure of                    raid in Barangay Santolan,
31; Edwin            13 decks of                         Pasig City led by SPO4
Teodor,34;           aluminum foil,                      Wenceslao Amore by virtue of
Laurio Boquiren,     weighing scale,                     the search warrant issued by
36; Rolando Sta.     20 pcs live                         Judge Barrios of Branch 11 of
Ana, 37; and         ammunition for                      Manila RTC.
Danilo Francisco,    caliber .38
36                   revolver and 2                      The other four were arrested
                     live ammunition                     by the PARAC Echo Team
Four pushers         for caliber .45                     under Inspector Cielito
Norolyn              pistol                              Coronel in a raid at 1075 don
Mercurio, 36;                                            Benito Legarda St. in
Rogelio Mercurio,                                        Sampaloc, Manila by virtue of
37; Diosdado                                             the search warrant issued by
Achapero, 35,                                            Judge Barrios of the Manila
Solie Forte, 35                                          RTC.
SUSPECTS             DATE OF            STATUS OF CASE             REMARKS
                     ARREST             FILED
6. Vilma Zapata,     Published          Charges of violation of    Arrested by PARAC Bravo
alias Apple, 32;     August 20,         Dangerous Drugs Act        Teamlead by Senior Inspector
Ruel Zapata, 28,     1996 seizure of    and Illegal Possession     Lucio Margallo during a raid at
Josephine Reyes,     shabu worth        of firearms and            Sta Ana, Manila based on a
38; Roberto dela     P680,000, one      ammunition filed.          search warrant issued by Judge
Cruz, alias          Browning 9                                    William Bayhon.
Marwyn-              pistol with
Malibaren, 28; and   ammunition,
Reynaldo Ramos,      one homemade
43                   caliber.22 rifle
                     with
                     ammunition and
                     one Nissan
                     Sentra 96
                     Model with
                     plate number
                     UKT 355

7. Tantoco, 39 of    Published on       Drug possession charge     Arrested by PARAC Alpha
838 Immaculate       August 28,         filed.                     Team under Senior Inspector
Concepcion St.       1996 seizure of                               Lozano during a hot pursuit in
San Antonio,         undetermined                                  San Juan, Metro
Paranaque            amount of                                     Manila
                     shabu

8. Five wealthy      Published on       Violation of R.A 6425      Nabbed during the raid at No.
young men Enrico     September 28,      (pot session using         5 Polaria St. Bel-Air by
Lacson, Andre        1996 seizure of    regulated drugs, illegal   PARAC Bravo Team led by
Valle,               improvised         possession of regulated    Senior Insp. Lucio Margallo.
JoseZamora,          tooters,           and prohibited drugs)
Antonio Rivera       disposable         charge filed.
and Alvin            lighters, glass
Tionson              tubings with
                     traces of burnt
                     shabu



Note: Then DILG Secretary and now Senator Robert Barbers launched in 1996 a ‘BRING A
FRIEND PROGRAM” which aims to entice drug dependents to submit themselves for
rehabilitation voluntarily and deprive drug syndicates and pushers of their market.

				
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