The drug case against Juanito Jose Remulla III, eldest son of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla, has been raffled off, and it went to Judge Ricardo Moldez II of the Las Piñas Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 197.
Remulla was arrested for alleged possession of high-grade marijuana or kush worth P1.3 million during a buy-bust operation staged by an inter-agency task force in Las Piñas City last Oct. 11 .
He was charged with violating Section 11 of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
State prosecutors recommended no bail for Remulla, citing the alleged large amount of drugs seized from him.
Secretary Remulla has indicated he would not intervene in the case, and would rather allow justice to take its due course.
The secretary declined however, to acknowledge calls for his resignation.
“I haven’t talked to him actually, since the beginning. I’ve stayed away from the case. I have not talked to anybody. I have not asked anybody any favor,” Remulla said.