Alabang Boys’ petition for bail denied

In a July 2 order, Judge Jaime Salazar of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 103 denied the petition for bail of one of the members of the Alabang Boys.

In the order, Salazar said that the evidence presented by Joseph Tecson denying that he sold cocaine to a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agent some two years ago was weak.

Tecson is one of the three that were arrested. Richard Santos Brodett and Jorge Jordana Joseph are the other two.

The judge said that the denial as per jurisprudence is not a strong evidence as against a positive identification.

Salazar also said that the alleged non-compliance of the PDEA team during the arrest, as argued by the Alabang Boys, will also be discussed when they review the case.

According to a report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tecson was arrested in September 2008 when he tried to sell cocaine to undercover PDEA agent Louie Valdez in Cubao, Quezon City.

His arrest led to the apprehension of Joseph and Brodett inside Ayala Alabang.

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