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 have been occupying.

Maj. Gerardo Macaraeg, San Juan city police chief, stated Ongpin was held on the police station after cops discovered medication 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 useless [when we arrived at the hostel]. So we had her dropped at the hospital the place she was pronounced useless on arrival,” Macaraeg stated.

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 have now to attend for the results of the post-mortem,” Macaraeg informed the Inquirer in a phone interview on Sunday evening.

Police stated Ongpin and Jonson arrived on the hostel at 8:30 p.m. Friday. They have been later fetched by their buddies 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 stated footage from a safety digital camera confirmed Ongpin was trying anxious as he went out and in of the room. He additionally famous that Ongpin was consuming 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 deliver her to the hospital,” Macaraeg stated.

Police stated they have been submitting a case of possession of unlawful medication towards Ongpin on Monday.


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