‘Pot-smoking’ Brits, Aussie arrested by Chavit seek bail

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SINGSON. Photo by RICHARD A. REYES

Four foreigners recently arrested by Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson in Quezon City have asked the court to allow them to post bail while the drug charges against them are undergoing preliminary investigation.

The foreign nationals were caught allegedly smoking marijuana while they were guests at Singson’s house Sunday.

Police said Singson—a political kingpin who came to prominence in the last decade as the “juetengate” whistle-blower who caused the downfall of then President Joseph Estrada—carried out a citizen’s arrest.

British citizens 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 Quezon City Regional Trial Court directed Assistant City Prosecutor Irene Resurreccion to submit her comment on the foreigners’ motion.

Gates and the others were turned over to the police by Singson, who claimed that he caught them smoking marijuana inside his house in Corinthian Gardens subdivision.

The Quezon City Police District charged the foreigners with possession and use of illegal drugs and paraphernalia, all bailable offenses.

Quoting Singson, a report at the QCPD’s Eastwood station said the governor arrived at his house and chanced upon the foreigners smoking around 5 a.m. The governor did not say why the foreigners were in his house and who exactly in his family was hosting them.

Suspicious of the smell, Singson seized the cigarette sticks from the guests, which later tested positive for containing marijuana. The foreigners refused to undergo a drug test following their arrest, the police said. Julie M. Aurelio

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  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Can’t blame Chavit for his action, this dope gave him a headache when his son jailed in Hong Kong. The question is: who allowed them to hold a pot session in his property? For sure the host is related to Singson.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      yup. this is a weird story with so many details missing. what happened to fearless investigative journalism?

  • Simon Ward

    Blimey! You’d think a crook like Singson would be a little more forgiving!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZWFLSTSBRRAVDDPF7NZ5OT6AEA Jim

    Chavit the hoodlum is now against any form of drugs because of son Ronald who got hooked on it. For his info, marijuana is now legal in many states in the US.

    Those Brits were Chavit’s house guests, isn’t it? Could it be concluded that a member of his family were into pot too otherwise these Brits would not have the courage to smoke it in his house? Oh, Chavit, you’re still a very mysterious person up to noooooow!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTVNMZR22PGMS55WQPIJTYB4IY Jaime

      maybe they look at his GF’s the wrong way, it’s a payback time.

  • duviz7533

    you should had done this to your son before,papogie ka na naman,you’re the devil in manny pacquiao’s shoulder….wala ng maniniwala sa iyo lakay na unngoy

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    WTF this is hilarious.  I almost die laughing.

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

      yes it is funny. I had to change my shorts as i wet them when i laughed/

  • duviz7533

    those words are coming from the devil himself…alam natin lahat na ang lakay na ungoy na ito ang devis in manny pacquiao’s devil in his shoulder

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    hehehe kalalabas lang ng dating congressman na anak ni sabit….sino daw nagpapasok sa mga dayuhan? LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FIR2A7XLY6QUYZ3RUMJH2ZPOP4 sixtypercent

    obvious naman na ka jamming ni ronald yan.. pero hindi yata kasama hinuli

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

      @immunity,you know the word immunity.

    • kismaytami

      Blood is thicker than water.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Some call that a miracle. Next time he will be nominated for sainthood.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTVNMZR22PGMS55WQPIJTYB4IY Jaime

      Is it election yet? It looks like he needs publicity.

  • boybakal

    Pot-smoking’ Brits, Aussie arrested by Chavit seek bail….

    Chavit arrested the Brits, Aussie for pot smoking.
    Is Citizens arrest applied to smoking pot. This is ridiculous.
    He welcomed them as guest and he should have asked them to leave and not arrested them.

    In the first place, Chavit should be arrested too.
    He should be charged as Principal or Accomplice by providing them a place to smoke pot.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTVNMZR22PGMS55WQPIJTYB4IY Jaime

      Lol.

  • txtman

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXAZFHCT6QUOIEVEKIIYT3LQIY Jose

    NOW HE IS A HERO…WOW..LOOKS LIKE A SET-UP BY THE SINGSONS IN THEIR OWN HOME…WOW

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTVNMZR22PGMS55WQPIJTYB4IY Jaime

    Yet another example of a government employee abusing his position of power. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6FK6PTTPJPIIHBWVDCRD66TIJY Xian

    Kapal talaga ng mukha nitong Chavit na to! He arrested those foreigners inside his own house who were smoking pot while he never arrested his sister in law from having shabu sessions inside his house! what a hypocrite!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    At the height of Atimonan shooting incident where a Lord of Organized crime and Illegal Jueteng was mopped out,Chavit created his own stunt arresting his visitor smoking pot in his own house?What a noble effort for a man who’s also involved in Jueteng operation in his own backyard.
    Will anyone buy his story.

  • Jason Cruz

    Itong si Singson ang KING OF JUETENG, walang makagalaw dito kahit ang gobyerno.   tsk tsk tsk.

    yung ANAK MONG ADDICT ANG NAG INVITE DYAN SA NGA foreigners, he he he

  • $25214711

    Unahin mo kaya yung adik mong anak!

  • JX Peron

    Chavit has been consistent through the years. You may accuse him of many things, but he has been against drugs.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Hahaha. Ang diyos na ang bahala sa yo.

  • kismaytami

    Ilang beses na kayang nako-caught in the act ni chavit yung adik niyang anak?

  • dani77777

    Si Chavit ang patunay na tanga ang mga taga ilocos Sur.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DIGNEONSRO63RRNLW4DN24LNGE toy

    nasa bahay mo baka nmn bisita ng anak mo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DG3R2AAQZDON2KH45T3YC5DOA del pillar

    The “END DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS”. Just to prove that Mr. Singson is clean or has turned to be one…… really is demeaning to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • $16638896

    malamang bisita yun ng mga anak nya. impossible naman makapasok ang mga yun sa bahay nya para lang mag chongki hehe

  • rickysgreyes

    Marijuana should be legalized in an area up North like Sagada. So we can go there for a REAL vacation. Ala Amsterdam. Mary Jane is already legal in various US states for medical reasons. The sick and those in pain could then go and alleviate their suffering with Mary Jane.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    Pa pogi ba? baka na ungosan ng mga Versuza sa publicity. 

  • PHtaxpayer

    Obviously one of his children invited them there to his house. But I think it’s silly for him to have them arrested. Ilocus is one of the biggest growers of marijuana which is not even a harmful drug and is legal in many developed countries and some US states. We should legalize it to make police focus synthetic drugs, international drug syndicates and smuggling.

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