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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, March 8, 2018
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2 brothers meted life
for P500 sale of shabu


Two Bacolod brothers were each sentenced yesterday to life imprisonmentfor the sale ofillegal drugs worth P500.

Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier, of Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52, found Jake and Andrew Esler Bobe guilty beyond reasonable doubt for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and also ordered them to pay fines of P500,000 each.

Jake Bobe was also sentenced to suffer the indeterminate penalty of 12 years and eight months as minimum to 17 years and 8 months imprisonment as maximum, and to pay a fine of P300,000.

Javier also ordered their immediate transfer to the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

The Bobe brothers were charged for the sale of .02 gram of shabu for P500 to a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency poseur-buyer in Purok Paglaum, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City on June 23, 2011.

Jake Bobe was also charged for possession of .13 gram of shabu that was recovered from him after his arrest on June 21, 2011.

In a separate decision yesterday, Javier found Zenas Gorosin Maravilla of Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, not guilty of possession of drugs and its paraphernalia for failure of the plaintiff to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.*CPG


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