The Department of Justice has filed a case against the Mexican national, believed to be a member of the “Sinaloa” drug cartel.
Sinaloa is one of the biggest drug cartels in the whole world.
Suspect Horacio Hernandez Herrera has been charged with violation of Section 5, Article 2 of the Republic Act 9165 at the Makati City Regional Trial Court.
Authorities found two kilos of cocaine in Herrera’s possession.
Herrera was arrested in a buy bust operation in Makati Avenue, last January 11, carrying with him the cocaine worth 12 million pesos.
In the 22-page resolution of State prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera, approved by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, they found probable cause in the complaint of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency against Herrera.
Herrera’s case is qualified with the elements under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 regarding “drug trafficking.
Meanwhile, Herrera vehemently denied the accusation and even accused the cops who collared him of extortion, kidnapping, and stealing.
But the DOJ weighed the testimony, documents and photographic evidences of the PDEA and the PNP-Anti Illegal drugs special operations task force resulted to months of surveillance on Herrera before he was arrested.