DOJ chief Remulla’s son pleads not guilty to drug possession raps

Justice Secretary Boying Remulla’s son, who was caught for alleged possession of P1.3-million worth of kush, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment, according to one of his lawyers.

The eldest son of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal possession of dangerous drugs, one of his lawyers said.

Juanito Remulla III entered the plea during his arraignment conducted through video conferencing at the Las Piñas Regional Trial Court Branch 197 last November 4.

This development was confirmed to GMA News by one of his counsels and former Quezon City representative Jose Christopher “Kit” Belmonte.

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Juanito was arrested last October 11 in Las Pinas City where he had accepted a shipment containing two packets of suspected kush amounting to P1.3 million.

READ: Boying Remulla’s son facing illegal drug raps

He is also facing another complaint for the importation of illegal drugs, which is under preliminary investigation before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office.

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Secretary Remulla had repeatedly assured he “will not intervene in nor influence” the case against his son and would instead let the judicial process take its course.

The Justice chief also rejected calls for his resignation amid the controversy saying the decision for him to leave his post rests on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who earlier defended him from criticisms.

READ: DOJ chief Remulla shuns calls to resign amid son’s drug raps

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