BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Life, it is said, is sometimes stranger than fiction but in this case it seems strangest amid the government’s crackdown on narcotics since the Duterte government.
And the way drug syndicates are moving their products seem like stuff taken out of movies, the Miami Vice 2006 film remake in particular.
We will give you a time and a place and a truck with a key in the ignition switch was how Detective Tubbs played by Jamie Foxx explained it to Jose Yero, right hand man of a a transnational drug kingpin for whom they transported cocaine for the syndicate as part of an undercover operation.
“If they didn’t spend time with us they ain’t doing the crime,” Foxx tells Yero.
While they may not be like Tubbs and Crockett doing undercover work, John Valentin Remegio, 34, and Crismark Blancaflor
The suspects – John Valentin Remegio, 34, of La Paz, Iloilo City, and Crismark Blancaflor, 27, both from Bingawan, a town about a two hours away from the provincial capital of Iloilo City – did not meet both the supplier in Iloilo and the buyer in San Carlos City.
Lieutenant Colonel Jesus Mesahon Jr told DNX their initial probe a day after the arrest of the two last week and the seizure of an estimated two kilograms of suspected crystal meth worth P14 million that both denied knowing who the supplier is.
He added the entire delivery started with a text message to the two instructimg them to get a sedan in Bingawan with a key in the ignition switch.
The instruction, Mesahon said, was for them to bring the sedan to Palampas village in San Carlos City and leave it at the roadside at the back of the city hospital and beside a sugarcane field.
Insert video interview with Mesahon.