Jacky Co, others summoned over P1.8B seized shabu
Government prosecutors on Tuesday summoned Chinese businessman Xu Zhi Jian alias ‘Jacky Co’ and 15 other individuals, who were implicated in the P1.8-billion shabu shipment that authorities seized in Manila in March, to a hearing at the Department of Justice.
The summons were sent by a panel of prosecutors to the respondents’ legal counsel, Atty. Cipriano Robielos III.
They were required to appear during preliminary investigation on July 5 and 10 based on the complaint filed by the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Last March 22, operatives from PDEA, along with teams from the Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Coast Guard seized 276,344.82 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, concealed in sacks of plastic resin, at the Manila International Container Port- Container Freight Station 3. It was estimated to be worth P1,876,800.
PDEA filed the charges two days after Senator Panfilo Lacson delivered a privilege speech where he named “Jacky Co” as behind the P1.8-billion shabu shipment.