A COURT in Olongapo City sentenced six people to life in prison on Friday after they were caught in possession of more than 400 kilograms of shabu worth P2 billion in Subic three years ago.
Judge Raymon Viray of RTC Branch 75 imposed the sentence on Albert Chin, Romeo Manalo, Joselito Escueta, Coronel Disierto, Dennis Domingo and Emmanuel Tobias and ordered them to pay P1 million each in fines.
In Pasig City, NBI agents on Friday arrested a married couple for possession of shabu and materials for producing illegal drugs.
The NBI identified the couple as Marcos Castañeda Jr. and his wife Alma Castañeda.
Viray found Chin and Romeo Manalo guilty of selling dangerous drugs and the four others of possessing illegal drugs.
The shabu was seized during a raid conducted by the police on a house in Subic, Zambales, on Aug. 11, 2013.
The raid came after five months of surveillance, authorities said.
The shabu was contained in 22 gym bags and balikbayan boxes, and it took the police 18 hours to finish hauling the drugs to the police station.