Korean, live-in partner nabbed in Angeles City drug buy-bust

Police on Tuesday arrested a Korean national and his live-in partner during a buy-bust operation in Angeles City.

Suh Jun Hong, 44, a native of Daeju City in South Korea and Maria Ramos, 31, were caught selling “Kush” (high-grade marijuana) to a police undercover agent in Timog Park at 2: 15 a.m.


“Hong has been in the country for eight years and based on our investigation, he owns a five-story commercial building being rented [out] in Korea and all proceeds are being sent here in the Philippines,” said Gil Pabilona, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Luzon.

Also arrested during the operation were Michael Balberan, 40, an employee of the Department of Social Welfare Development, and a certain Patrick Nepomuceno, 28.


Seized during the operation were five sachets of ecstasy, two sachets of Kush and drug paraphernalia. /lzb

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