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Walang takas: DOJ orders drug raps filed anew vs. Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim

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The Department of Justice on Thursday ordered the reinstatement of drug trafficking charges against self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, among others, following their alleged complicity in the country’s illegal drugs trade.

The DOJ said the new prosecution panel constituted by then Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II found probable cause to indict Espinosa, Co, Lovely Impal and Ruel Malindagan for violation of Section 26 (b) in relation to Section 5, Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

“The prosecution panel found sufficient the positive allegations of
Marcelo Adorco identifying Espinosa, Co, Impal and Malindagan as his
cohorts to charge them with conspiracy to commit illegal drug trade,’ the DOJ said.

Adorco was the right-hand man of Espinosa and was the main prosecution witness against the respondents.

In his testimony, Adorco claimed Lim had supplied illegal drugs in “staggering amounts” to Espinosa for more than two years.

The DOJ said the case against them will be filed before the Regional
Trial Court of Makati City Friday.

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