The Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 63 yesterday February 13, 2019, convicted accused Horacio Hernandez Herrera for Violation of Section 5 Article II of RA 9165 and was meted the penalty of Life Imprisonment and a fine of Five Hundered Thousand (P500,000.00) pesos to Ten Million (P10,000,000.00) pesos.
Herrera was caught in a buy bust operation by combined elements of AIDSOTF (now PNP DEG) SOU3 and PDEA SES on January 11, 2015 in makati city for selling two thousand five hundred point seven (2,515.7) grams of cocaine.
Upon the arrest of Herrera the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) told the PNP AIDSOTF that Herrera is a mid-level member of the Sinaloan Mexico Drug Cartel and supplied shabu, ecstacy and cocaine in metro manila and nearby provinces.
The conviction of Herrera coincidentally was handed down a day after the jury in a US Brooklyn Court finds Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman guilty for Drug Trafficking,
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