Trillanes on dismissal of charges vs Espinosa and Lim: Duterte's Drug war is FAKE

Trillanes on dismissal of charges vs Espinosa and Lim: Duterte's Drug war is FAKE

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV calls out President Duterte.

And the Senator did not let this past to slam the President in his pet project-his drug war.This was brought about by the exoneration of the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel of drug lords Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim and 20 others of charges related to the narcotics trade due to lack of evidence .

"Our law enforcement agencies shall gather more concrete and competent evidence proving that respondents and other individuals are indeed involved in illegal drug activities," the DOJ resolution read. *
Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (photo credit to ABS-CBN)


Trillanes alleges that the exoneration of “known drug lords” is but another proof that President Duterte’s drug war was “fake”.

“The DOJ’s exoneration of these known drug lords is yet another proof that what Duterte unleashed upon us is a fake drug war,” Trillanes said in a statement.

“Kapag mahirap, walang tanong-tanong, patay agad. Kapag drug lords at kumpare pa ni Duterte, may due process na, abswelto pa sa kaso,” he added.

Peter Lim was a suspected drug lord in Central Visayas that was tagged by the President, while Kerwin Espinosa and the others were identified to be among the leaders of the massive network of drug trade in Central and Eastern Visayas

Self confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and alleged drug triad big boss Peter Lim who happens to be President Duterte’s  wedding co-sponsor (kumpadre) were absolved by a DOJ panel of investigators due to alleged weak evidence presented by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the “inconsistencies” in the testimony of its lone witness, Marcelo Adorco, who was also cleared of the charges.

Other respondents that were cleared by the DOJ panel include Peter Co, Marcelo Adorco, Max Miro, Lovely Impal, Ruel Malindangan, Jun Pepito, Jermy Amang and several others identified only by their aliases.

The resolution was issued on Dec. 20, 2017 but was only discovered by media early this week. *

A case was filed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group ( CIDG)  against the respondents in August 2017 for their alleged conspiracy to commit “sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals.”

Kapag kay Sen. (Leila) De lima, na kalaban sa pulitika, kahit nagka buhol-buhol na ang mga scripted na testimonya, sampa agad sa korte para makulong. Mr. Duterte, pinaglololoko mo ang taong bayan,” the opposition senator said.

Report from PDI

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