Malaysian druggie jailed

February 04, 2020

A MALAYSIAN national is now in an Eastern Samar jail after he was found in possession of suspected shabu and the banned agarwood, described as the most exploited and expensive wood in the world which is being used in the manufacture of incense and perfume, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino reported yesterday.

Lee Kuok Tiing alias ‘Eric Lee’ was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted around 1:55 p.m. last Saturday by members of the PDEA Regional Office 8 and the local police in Barangay 2 in Dolores, Eastern Samar.

Aquino said that recovered from the suspect’s possession were two heat-sealed plastic sachets containing some P5,000 worth of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine,’ around 500 grams of agarwood valued at P50,000, one mobile phone, several drug paraphernalia, the marked money paid to him by a poseur and assorted personal belongings.