Local police chief said they discovered Senator Leila de Lima’s name on the rundown of authorities and different identities who receive drug cash from alleged drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa.
Addressing ANC, Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, head of Albuera Police, said they knew about De Lima’s charged inclusion in the drug trade even before Espinosa’s sibling, Kevin, gave his announcement.
“‘Yung una pa, nung hindi sila mismo nagsabi ng ganun, noong umpisa nakuha na natin ‘yung mga blue book, mayroon nang ‘Ma’am De Lima’ na pangalan doon sa blue book,” he said.
The blue book contains a list of the names of people who allegedly received drug money from Espinosa.
The blue book contains a rundown of the names of individuals who purportedly got drug cash from Espinosa.
Espinosa’s bookkeeper, who recorded downs the names, has likewise given his announcement to the police.
Espenido included that it was Kevin who educated them regarding Kerwin’s meeting with De Lima.
“Sa mga salaysay nila, si Kerwin magse-schedule, magsabi na lang na magpunta tayo doon kasi may appointment kami ni Ma’am De Lima, doon sa kwan, una sa Baguio, pangalawa kumain sila sa may Dampa,” Espenido said.
Beside Kevin Espinosa’s affirmation, different identities required in Espinosa’s illegal drug operation have likewise presented their individual testimonies to the Albuera Police.
Albuera Police has recorded a body of evidence against De Lima and other nearby authorities at the Office of the Ombudsman in Tacloban City.