Son of prominent businessman nabbed in La Union for cocaine possession

MANILA, Philippines — Police arrested Julian Ongpin, the 29-year-old son of distinguished businessman Roberto Ongpin, on Saturday in San Juan, La Union, after they discovered cocaine within the hostel room that he and his feminine companion had been occupying.

Maj. Gerardo Macaraeg, San Juan city police chief, mentioned Ongpin was held on the police station after law enforcement officials discovered medicine within the room and his companion, 30-year-old Bree Jonson, was discovered unconscious at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.


“We didn’t know if she was already lifeless [when we arrived at the hostel]. So we had her dropped at the hospital the place she was pronounced lifeless on arrival,” Macaraeg mentioned.

The San Juan police requested for an post-mortem to find out the reason for Jonson’s dying.


“What I can solely say now could be we discovered loads of cocaine within the mattress. We can not inform what induced her dying. We’ve got to attend for the results of the post-mortem,” Macaraeg informed the Inquirer in a phone interview on Sunday evening.

Police mentioned Ongpin and Jonson arrived on the hostel at 8:30 p.m. Friday. They had been later fetched by their associates at 10 p.m.

They returned to the hostel at 2:58 a.m., as proven by the guard’s information. At 3:30 a.m., a commotion began within the room occupied by Ongpin and Jonson and it lasted for about quarter-hour.

Macaraeg mentioned footage from a safety digicam confirmed Ongpin was wanting anxious as he went out and in of the room. He additionally famous that Ongpin was ingesting alcohol.

“We acquired the decision from the resort at 4:30 a.m. [Saturday[ and we found her [Jonson] mendacity on the mattress. We known as for an ambulance to convey her to the hospital,” Macaraeg mentioned.

Police mentioned they had been submitting a case of possession of unlawful medicine towards Ongpin on Monday.


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