Judge sentences tricycle driver to life imprisonment for drugs

A tricycle driver was sentenced to life imprisonment for the sale of shabu to a policeman in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, in violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of the Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 on Friday, January 27, sentenced Gerald Rojas Pastores , alias “Toto Buli”, to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000 for the sale of .104 gram of shabu to the policeman in a buy bust operation for P500 at Purok 4 Greenshell in Barangay Singcang-Airport on June 25, 2021.

The police said on Pastores’ arrest an additional 1.604 grams of shabu were recovered from his possession, for which he was sentenced to an additional 12 years and eight months minimum to 17 years and 8 months maximum imprisonment and to pay a fine of P400,000.

The judge also ordered the immediate transfer of Pastores to the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City and the turnover of the seized drugs to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 for destruction.*

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