DOJ orders filing of drug raps vs American national

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MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the filing of drug charges against American national Kevin Bryan Hills before the Makati court.

In a 12-page resolution released to the public Tuesday, Prosecutor General Claro Arellano approved the recommendation made by Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera and Associate Prosecution Attorney Anna Noreen Devanadera that Hills should not be allowed to post bail for his temporary liberty.

Hills was arrested by members of the Philippine National Police Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) last Nov. 20. The authorities confiscated some 10 kilos of shabu worth P50 million from his rented condominium and a Pajero.

During preliminary investigation, Hills denied the allegation saying he was the “wrong target.

He added that there was no test buy contrary to claims of the police because on Nov. 7, he was with his family where they celebrated his birthday.

But the DOJ said alibi is the “weakest defense.”

“Unless clear and convincing evidence is adduced by respondent to prove that it was physically impossible for him to have been at the situscriminis (scene of the crime) when it was committed, his alibi cannot prevail,” the resolution read.

The DOJ added that since the illegal drugs were taken from his rented condominium and Pajero, “the finding of the illicit drugs and paraphernalia in the house owned by respondent raised the presumption of knowledge and standing alone, is sufficient to convict.”

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  • Cano Manuel

    “The finding of the illicit drugs and paraphernalia in the house owned by respondent raised the presumption of knowledge and standing alone, is sufficient to convict.”
    This doesn’t prove anything.

    • kanoy

       I SMELL A RAT!! USA SHOULD INVESTIGATE THIS ON HILLS BEHALF…MANNY LIM WAS CAUGHT SELLING 100 GRAMS OF SHABU AND POSTED BAIL…5 YRS LATER STILL NO TRIAL!!

      Under the existing Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, persons caught with more than 50 grams of shabu cannot post bail.

      NO BAIL FOR THE KANO BUT BAIL FOR MANNY LIM…MANILLA MAYORS SON???

      Mayor Lim’s son released after posting P400K bail – PDEA
      May 14, 2008
      MANILA, Philippines – The son of Manila mayor Alfredo Lim was released on bail Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.

      PDEA-Metro Manila Regional office director, Senior Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, confirmed the release of Manny Lim, who was arrested and detained for alleged drug pushing, trafficking and drug use.

      He added that the younger Lim, , was ordered released after posting a P400,000 bail.

      The Manila trial court had originally set the bail for Manny at P600,000 but it was later reduced to P400,000.

      Lim was transferred from his detention cell in Manila to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory to undergo medical examination before being released.

      Lim and a companion were arrested on March 14 at the Pharaoh Hotel in Sta. Cruz, Manila during a buy bust operation.

      The duo allegedly yielded around 100 grams of metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Ano na ang latest sa issue ng Pajero na may red plate?
    Inquirer, paki isaue follow up story. Thanks.

    • kanoy

       THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE 2,,,NO PROOF NEEDED…JUST THE POSSIBILITY IS GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE ONE GUILTY
      USA
      The Obama administration believes that high-level administration officials — not just the president — may order the drone killing of “senior operational leaders” of al Qaeda or an associated force even without evidence they are actively plotting against the U.S.
      PHILIPPINES
      “Unless clear and convincing evidence is adduced by respondent to prove that it was physically impossible for him to have been at the situscriminis (scene of the crime) when it was committed, his alibi cannot prevail,” the resolution read.

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