1.3 kilos of cocaine in parcel delivered by Pinoy seafarer
THEY were allegedly carrying 1,333 grams or 1.3 kilos of cocaine.
A government prosecutor on Aug. 3 told a Kowloon Courts judge a government chemist certified that the illegal drugs seized from the three defendants – Filipino Carlito B. P.; and Colombians Cristhian E.V.P, and Jose W. G. U. – was found to contain 1,333 grams of cocaine.
The prosecutor then opposed the application for bail by Jose and Cristhian.
The two defendants offered a bail of $10,000 each for their provisional liberty.
Kowloon Courts Presiding Judge Peter Law, however, said the previous criminal records of the two defendants and seriousness of the charges warrant their remaining in custody.
The prosecutor also asked Judge Law to adjourn the case to Oct. 28 as investigators were set to compare fingerprints and DNA samples from the seized parcel.
The three defendants were charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and three counts of obstructing a member of Customs and Excise Department.
Vice Consul Alex Vallespin, also the head of the Assistance to Nationals section of the Philippine Consulate, previously said the Filipino was apprehended on June 1 after delivering the drugs to two Colombian nationals.