Friday, October 10, 2008

Life Imprisonment for Drug Manufacturers in Davao City

By Ben Arche, Manila Bulletin

Two men and a woman were each sentenced to life imprisonment for manufacturing prohibited drugs and delivery of various drug apparatus and other paraphernalia.

RTC Branch 9 Presiding Judge Romeo C. Albarracin convicted Jed Pilapil Sy, Jong Pilapil and Carlos Sy after the prosecution proved their guilt on the charges filed against them.

The convicted shabu producers were among those arrested following the death of several Oriental-looking men inside a drug laboratory in Barangay Dumoy, this city, on Dec. 26, 2004.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 11 arrested the shabu makers during the raid of a clandestine laboratory for dangerous drugs in the city.

The court also ordered the accused to pay P500,000 each for the delivery of apparatus and another P5 million each for manufacturing of illegal drugs.