G.R. No. 242214; June 23, 2021.
Alfredo was charged with violation of Sections 5 and 11 of RA 9165 for selling and delivering two (2) heat scaled transparent plastic sachets containing shabu to P03 Bersola, who posed as a buyer. In defense, Casem denied the allegations and provided that he was framed up.
The RTC, in its Decision, found Alfredo guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the offenses charged. The RTC ruled that the prosecution was able to establish all the elements of both crimes. It further ruled that the requirements of Section 21 of RA 9165 have likewise been complied with by the arresting officers in both cases and that the chain of custody was unbroken. The CA affirmed the trial court’s Joint Decision.