Woman dubbed as ‘Shabu Queen’ of Quirino apologizes to Duterte

  • The so-called “Shabu Queen” in the Quirino province made a public apology to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte
  • The woman and her live-in partner were arrested in a buy-bust operation
  • She was in tears for fear of being part of Duterte’s plan to execute drug pushers

A woman dubbed as the “Shabu Queen” in the northern province of Quirino made a public apology to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte after she and her live-in partner were arrested.

Maggie Sarmiento, the number one drug personality in the town of Maddela in the Quirino province,  and her live-in partner, June dela Cruz, were both arrested in a buy-bust operation held in Santiago City in neighboring Isabela province.

Police also confiscated the P500 marked money and two packets of what is believed to be shabu.

Talking to GMA News, Sarmiento was in tears as she made her apology to Duterte; promising to turn her life around for good while fearing for her life following the president-elect’s pronouncements that he plans to execute those involved in the illegal drug trade.

Earlier, Duterte encouraged the public to make citizens’ arrests to go after drug pushers; even promising reward money for those who will help turn them in.

Kaya kayong nandiyan sa [So to those in the] neigborhood feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun. Inaaresto kita bilang isang kriminal [I am arresting you as a criminal] and I am invoking the criminal law of the land on the selling of shabu. Sumama ka sa akin sa istasyon. [Go with me to the station] I have to bring you to the station,” the president-elect said during a thanksgiving party in Davao City.

Duterte also plans to bring back the death penalty for heinous crimes, especially those involving drugs; even going as far as doing so by public hanging.

Watch the GMA News report here: