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Ongpin drug case draws to a close

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The Department of Justice has ended its inquiry into the case against Julian Ongpin, art patron and son of magnate Roberto Ongpin.


Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar in a statement said that the police force trusts that the decision on the case will be the right one.


The National Bureau of Investigation, attached to the DOJ, had done its own autopsy on Jonson’s body.


The younger Ongpin was implicated in the death of girlfriend and visual artist Bree Jonson, as he was her last known companion in a La Union beach resort. The room, which they shared, was found to have 12.6 grams of cocaine. Ongpin was initially apprehended but released by the prosecutor in favor of a preliminary investigation.


According to reports, Jonson’s cause of death was asphyxia, or loss of air, with her body bearing ligature marks on the neck.


Jonson’s kin had called on the help of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose platform included the eradication of illegal drugs.

Photo: Philippine Star


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