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PNP welcomes conclusion of DOJ probe on Ongpin case

October 10, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 348 views

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership on Sunday welcomed the recent development into the drug complaint filed against billionaire Roberto Ongpin’s 29-year old son Julian who has become a ‘person of interest’ in the death of artist Bree Jonson.

The DOJ has concluded the probe and submitted the complaint for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against the young Ongpin for resolution since no new issues were raised by Ongpin and the police.

“Sa ngayon, hintayin na lamang natin ang magiging desisyon sa isinampang reklamo laban kay Julian Ongpin. Buo ang ating tiwala na madedesisyunan nang tama ang reklamong ito laban sa kanya,” said PNP chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar.

“We also assure the public that the PNP will continuously cooperate with the NBI in the investigation into the death of Bree Jonson because we also would like to know the truth on this case,” he added.

The La Union Police Provincial Office filed a case for violation of prohibited drugs under RA 9165 against Ongpin after investigators recovered 12.6 grams of cocaine inside the room he had shared with Jonson at a beach resort in La Union.

It was the same room where Jonson was found dead on September 18. The artist, who along with Julian tested positive for cocaine, was laid to rest in Davao City last week.

An investigation is still ongoing regarding the death of Jonson. The National Bureau of Investigation conducted a separate autopsy on Jonson’s body to determine the cause of her death amid an initial finding by the PNP Crime Laboratory that she died of asphyxia.