Lawyer Caught in Drug Buy-Bust Operation in QC

In QC, a lawyer was caught in a drug buy-bust operation

QUEZON CITY – A lawyer and his companion were arrested in a buy-bust operation where drugs worth P1.3 million were confiscated.

A 57-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were arrested at a house in Barangay Central after allegedly buying around 200 grams of shabu. The police said they conducted two months of surveillance in the area before carrying out the buy-bust operation.

“Napakaraming tawag from barangay na merong iba’t ibang tao na pumupunta doon sa bahay na iyon. Merong naka-kotse, merong naka-motor, at alanganing oras ng gabi, dis-oras ng gabi,” said Police Major Wennie Ann Cale, officer-in-charge of the Quezon City Police District-Drug Enforcement Unit (QCPD-DEU).

Investigations revealed that the male suspect is a lawyer, while the woman had previously been imprisoned for a drug-related case. “Matagal na siyang abogado. Actually nag-serve pa siya under government agencies natin hanggang sa siya ay nag-private lawyer na,” said Cale.

The husband of the female suspect allegedly acts as the lawyer’s distributor. He was reportedly a former client of the lawyer. Both individuals have been charged with violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. Apparently, according to GMA News, the two did not provide a statement and are currently detained at QCPD Station 10.

Meanwhile, when a lawyer is caught in a drug buy-bust operation, they face serious legal consequences. First, they are arrested by law enforcement officers and charged with drug-related offenses, such as possession, distribution, or trafficking of illegal drugs.

After being arrested, the lawyer will be subject to legal proceedings, including investigations, court hearings, and trials. If found guilty, they could face severe penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and suspension or disbarment from practicing law.

Additionally, being involved in a drug-related crime can significantly damage the lawyer’s reputation and professional standing. They may face disciplinary action from legal regulatory bodies, which could result in the loss of their license to practice law.

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