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3 meted life terms for sale, possession of illegal drugs

The Bacolod Regional Trial Court executive judge sentenced three Bacolod residents to life imprisonment today, March 5, for the sale and possession of illegal drugs.

Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 sentenced Kimberly Ruffin Berbor, alias Kim, Argie Millan Tacluyan and Alberto Macaya Pastera, alias Berting, to life terms for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Berbor was sentenced to two life terms for the sale of .458 grams of shabu to a police poseur buyer for P2,000 at Purok Acacia 1, Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod, on Dec. 18, 2019, and possession of 143.952 grams of shabu.

She was also ordered to pay a fine of P500,000 for the sale and P1 million for possession of the illegal drugs.

The court was told that she was engaged in selling drugs in barangays Pahanocoy, Tangub, 30, and in adjacent areas.

Tacluyan was sentenced to two life terms for the sale of .109 gram of shabu to a police poseur buyer for P500 at Purok Paraiso, Barangay Banago in Bacolod City on Aug. 30, 2019, and possession of 11.861 grams of shabu.

He was ordered to pay a fine of P500,000 for the sale and P400,000 for possession of the illegal drugs

Pastera was found guilty for the sale .0368 gram of shabu to a police poseur buyer for the price of P300 at Carmen-Hernaez streets in Barangay 40, Bacolod City, on June 7, 2019 and sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of P500,000.

He was also found guilty of possession of 2.1258 grams of shabu and sentenced to 12 years and 8 months as minimum to 17 years and eight months as maximum imprisonment and to pay a fine of P300,000.

The judge ordered the immediate transfer of Berbor to the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City

He also ordered the immediate transfer of Pastera and Tacluyan to the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

The seized drugs were ordered turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 for destruction.*

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