4 foreigners facing drug raps ask court to let them post bail

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Ex-governor Luis “Chavit” Singson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The foreigners recently arrested by ex-governor Luis “Chavit” Singson are asking a Quezon City court to let them post bail while the drug charges against them are being reinvestigated.

In a two-page pleading, the foreign nationals appealed for their immediate release on bail, pending the completion of the preliminary investigation.

Accused British nationals James Gates, Jack McLeod, Ross Barnaby Mcleod and Australian Arthur Murray Nash filed their motion to post bail through lawyer Elizabeth Macaibay on Thursday.

Executive judge Fernando Sagun of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court has directed assistant city prosecutor Irene Resurreccion to submit her comment on the accused’s bid to post bail.

McLeod et al were apprehended by virtue of a citizens’ arrest by Singson, who claimed he caught the foreigners using illegal drugs inside his house in Corinthian Gardens last Sunday.

The Eastwood police station charged the foreigners with drug use, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, all bailable offenses under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Singson claimed that he arrived at his house and chanced upon the foreigners, who were visitors, allegedly smoking marijuana at around 5 a.m. last Sunday.

The former governor seized from them cigarettes with suspected marijuana allegedly mixed inside.

The seized contraband later tested positive for marijuana. Mcleod et al refused to undergo a drug test following the citizens’ arrest.

The accused, however, opted to answer the charges in a preliminary investigation as they asked the court to let them post bail pending completion of the reinvestigation.

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  • acidicboy

    so these people were caught doing drugs inside chavit’s house.

    eh kaninong bisita ba iyan?  how come inquirer isn’t digging deeper?  faux-journalism at its worst! 

  • isprikitoy

    baka naman tinira or ginamit yung sample ng walang paalam kay chavit at di siya sinama sa pot session ..kaya ayun nagalit si chavit …..peace po sa lahat!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTQRGKHFGLKSSJAK5J5PLOXAQQ Halo

    May naamoy ako at hindi fishy kungdi mali. Kaduda-duda tong kwentong ito.  Kanino nanggaling ang marijuana? At bisita nino ang mga foreigners? Andun din ba ang anak ni chavit, yung ex-cong na nakulong sa HK dahil din sa droga? Marami pang tanong.

  • intsikbeho

    in this filipino world of ours there is one rule that is very very clear to me.

    DO NOT CROSS CHAVIT. 

    unfortunately foreigners do not understand this.

    • ang_dagat

      Immigration could at least put a sign up at Airport. ‘Chavit Can Seriously Damage Your Health’ :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PP6H2LEJMPMKYBZDSSF3SII5YU Max

         so so funny yet true

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Pag nag pyansa ay aalis na yan dito sa Pnas.

  • ang_dagat

    Something here is just not right …. Does anyone agree?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FASESU6FPUXJCZMOVMMFEEMLGU Carmencita Lopez

    birds of the same feather?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FASESU6FPUXJCZMOVMMFEEMLGU Carmencita Lopez

    saan talaga galing ang drugs?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FASESU6FPUXJCZMOVMMFEEMLGU Carmencita Lopez

    nasa loob ng bahay ni chavit? kaninong bisita? saan galing ang drugs?

  • Vertumnus

    Luis “Chavit” Singson looking for publicity again.  Making a citizens arrest on people that happened to visit his house.The proper conduct should have been to dissuade them from using marijuana and let them leave the country.
    Marijuana practically grows wild where I grew up and I consider people using them as a mere nuisance.  It would have been a totally different matter if they were selling or smuggling them by the kilo.  

    When some European country decriminalize the use of Marijuana and some US state doing the same thing, it should have been just a matter of mere delicadeza on Singson part to warn the offender and let them off with a warning.  A guest in my house is a guest in my house.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LUKFKBJHXTWH4LSVMRBQQM5NPQ Sweetheart

       VERY TRUE!!

  • tonyoks

    palagay ko naman, kung ako ang bisita, di ako gagawa ng isang bagay na walang pahintulot o kaya di kasali ang may-ari ng bahay…

    maraming ka-unggoyan ang balitang ito…

    naghahanap lang ng damay itong unggoy na tsabit na to…

  • ang_dagat

    Those caught smoking weed here seldom get charged and when they do, they seldom get a custodial sentence. So they should have been given police bail. Shabu and Pot are often times put in the same category here in The Philippines. Shabu is meth and is a very dangerous drug. Pot is less harmful than beer.

    Regardless; In this case, I smell a rat though. Looks like these four guys were set up…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3VXUWOGAA2TGEISTZWRNVGJVZ4 nrcarcht

    Citizen arrest kapa dyan, dba anak mo ay isa ring addict na nahuli pa sa Hongkong.

  • dave

    kachokarats ng anak ni chavit mga ito HAHAHAHA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Marijuana lang tapos no bail? Porke si chavit ang nang-aresto? At sa bahay nya ginawa? Naman?!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    I’m sure mga kaibigan yun ng adik nyang anak, hahaha!

  • ruben_bush

    Palagay ko something fishy yan.  Either dinupang nila yung pang-gamit ng anak ni chavit or gusto nilang i-blackmail at i-extortionan yan mga puti na yan.  Anyway, kahit anong sabihin ni Chavit, walang taong maniniwala sa kanya kasi napaka-walang hiya niya at numero unong bulok style na pulitiko.  Mayroon bang maniniwala sa smuggler, jueteng lord, at trapo na pulitiko??? Epal epal pa siya sa mga laban ni Pacquioa….ayun minalas tuloy si Pacman.  Dapat ilayo ng mga born-again pastors ni Pacman yan…….  demonyo yan eh!!!!

  • boybakal

    This is ridiculous.
    Smoking Marijuana, Citizen’s arrest.
    The most Singson can do is drove them away from his house.
    Funny law.

  • pcosmachine

    It is very clear na gusto lang umepal ng jueteng lord dahil wala siyang publicity lately.

    Gusto niyang palabasin ng malinis siyang tao na kontra sa droga kahit ang sarili niyang anak ay isang kilalang drug lord at smuggler.

    Ginamit pa ni Chavit ang four foreign nationals para sa pansarili niyang media mileage.

    Bulok talaga ang style ng trapong si Chavit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PP6H2LEJMPMKYBZDSSF3SII5YU Max

    this man is a very sick and dangerous person, shame that the people who elect him dont know this, hopefully,I pray he may run into a police road block and meet the devil.

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