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Punisher wants to be executioner: Duterte to step in and reverse dismissal of drug charges vs Lim, Co, Espinosa

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The accuser has become the executioner.

President Duterte is assuming his role as executioner after he vowed to go after alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa in court after state prosecutors dismissed the drug charges against them due to lack of evidence.

“I will invoke my power of supervision and control and will review dismissal,” Duterte said duringPreview Changes (opens in a new window) his joint command conference with the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Malacanang on Tuesday evening.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr quoted the President on Tuesday night, wherein Duterte also warned Justice Sec. Vitallano Aguirre that he would replace Lim and Espinosa in jail if the two suspected drug lords are not prosecuted.

“ Pag- nakawala yan si Lim at Espinosa, siya ang ipapalit ko. I can review that dismissal order. Nag-amin na nga sa Congress! Why not admit it as evidence against him?,” he said.

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