Court of Appeals upholds continued detention of drug buy-bust suspects

Court of Appeals upholds continued detention of drug buy-bust suspects

In an 11-page decision penned by Associate Justice Monina Arevalo-ZeƱarosa, the special 13th division of the court said “if they could be released from detention pending the review of the dismissal of their cases, the automatic review upon which the government asserts itself in ascertaining its action, altogether loses its primordial determination and intent.”

The case against Richard Santos Brodett, Joseph Ramirez Tecson and Jorge Jordan Joseph, known as the Alabang Boys, was dismissed by state prosecutors on Dec. 2 for lack of probable cause.

The resolution also stated that they be released from their detention as soon as possible.

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