2 meted life sentences for sale of shabu to cops

Two Bacolod residents were sentenced to life imprisonment Friday, August 13, for the sale of illegal drugs to policemen.

Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of the Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 separately sentenced Giovanni Hino-o Baylosis, alias Bani, and Gabriel Lorenzo Libo-on to life imprisonment for the sale of shabu and ordered them to each pay fines of P500,000.

They were also found guilty of illegal possession of shabu and sentenced to each suffer the prison term of 12 years and eight months as minimum , to 17 years and 8 months as maximum, and to pay fines of P300,000.

Baylosis was charged for the sale of .043 gram of shabu to a policeman in exchange for P200 in marked money at Purok Mainuswagon, Barangay 30, Bacolod City, on March 10, 2020.

On his arrest, .264 gram of shabu and an improvised glass tooter with traces of shabu were recovered from his possession, the court was told.

Baylosis, who said he has an electronic shop where he repairs electric fans, denied selling shabu.

The judge, however, said overwhelming evidence was presented against the accused.

Baylosis was also found guilty for possession of dangerous drugs paraphernalia and sentenced to 6 months and one day as minimum to 2 years and 7 months as maximum imprisonment and to pay a fine of P10,000.

Libo-on was arrested for the sale of .113 gram of shabu to a policeman for P300 at Purok Nami-nami 1, Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City, on Jan. 7, 2020.

On his arrest, .304 gram of shabu was also recovered from him, the court was told.

The judge ordered the turnover of the seized shabu to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 for destruction and the transfer of Baylosis and Libo-on to the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.*

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