Court acquits 2 of 3 Alabang Boys drug suspects

A regional trial court on Friday acquitted two of the three suspects in the high-profile drug case in 2008.

Richard Brodett and Jorge Joseph of the so-called Alabang Boys drug suspects, were acquitted by the Muntinlupa City regional trial court last, a report on GMA's News To Go said.

The third suspect, Joseph Tecson is still being tried at the Quezon City RTC Branch 103.

Tecson, Brodett and Joseph were arrested by PDEA agents in separate buy-bust and follow up operations in September 2008.

Their drug case sparked controversy after the PDEA in December 2008 accused Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors of receiving bribe for recommending the dismissal of the case. The prosecutors concerned had repeatedly denied taking bribes.

In her March 20 order, President Arroyo overturned the DOJ resolution recommending the junking of the case and said the three affluent suspects should be charged in court. — LBG, GMA News

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