Woman caught for bribe try to free sons nabbed in Ecija drug bust
CABANATUAN CITY – A 52-year-old widow was arrested on Tuesday (June 12) for allegedly offering money so the police would drop charges filed against her two sons earlier caught in a drug bust.
Francisca de Leon, a businesswoman from Barangay (village) Pamaldan here, was charged for attempting to bribe policemen of the local drug enforcement unit with P30,000 in cash for the release of her sons Mario, 35, and Eusebio, 32, around 2 p.m., said Supt. Ponciano Zafra, Cabanatuan police chief.
The de Leon brothers were arrested past noon during a police operation, Zafra said. The suspects were caught with three sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth), P1,000 marked money and other paraphernalia, police said. ARMAND GALANG
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.