The Daily Manila Shimbun


Businessman in drug raps arrested over alleged 2016 rape case

August 15, 2017

A businessman who is one of those implicated in the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu is  under custody of the National Bureau of Investigation over a rape case.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the arrest warrant against Kenneth Dong was issued last June 30, 2017 by Paranaque City Regional Trial Court Branch 195.

The alleged rape happened in April 2016.

This took place as the NBi filed charges against Dong and eight others  for drug trafficking regarding the P6.4 billion worth of shabu found in two Valenzuela City warehouse.

Aguirre said the NBI would inform the court about Dong's arrest.

"If there are further proceedings, then the Senate has to address subpoena to the NBI," he said.

Dong's lawyer Karla Frias said Dong is innocent. "My client is innocent. He is not hiding. The charges were never denied," she said.

NBI deputy director for intelligence Vicente De Guzman said  the case against Dong surfaced in   their background check on Dong  who has been testifying in the congressional inquiries on the drug smuggling issue.

"This is a distinct and separate case; it involves a personal offense and has nothing to do with Senate investigation," he said  in a press conference. DMS