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Alleged drug lord Peter Lim to face DOJ probe Monday

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will start the preliminary investigation on the criminal charges filed by Philippine National Police against Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim and several others due to their alleged involvement in illegal drugs operations in Central and Eastern Visayas on Monday.

Assistant State Prosecutors John Michael Humarang and Aristotle Reyes will handle the preliminary probe of the case for violation of Section 26 (b) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act set on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.

Aside from Lim, Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, a certain Marcelo L. Adorco, Max Miro, Lovely Adam Impal, Ruel Mangalindan and Jaime Jun Pepito, a village councilor in Albuera, Leyte also included as respondents in the complaint were individuals identified only by their aliases namely Jeremy aka “Amang,” Ricky,”Warren,”Tupie,”Jojo,”“Yawa,” Lapi,” Royroy,”Marlon,” Bay,”John Doe” (alleged delivery man of Co), “Peter Doe” (alleged delivery man of Lim) and “Robert Doe” (also an alleged delivery man of Lim).

The said offense pertained to the “sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals.”

The complaint filed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) tagged Lim as the alleged supplier of illegal drugs to the group of Espinosa.

The DOJ has already summoned the respondents to appear at the preliminary investigation slated to begin on August 14 and 17 where they will be given a chance to air their side. (Philippine News Agency)