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Walang takas! DOJ finds probable cause to file drug raps vs. Peter Lim

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Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon said on Friday (August 10) probable cause has been found the file drug charges against suspected drug boss Peter Lim.

Fadullon said this is the finding reached by the panel of prosecutors lead by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera.

“The panel finds probable cause to charge Peter Go Lim with two separate information of illegal trading of dangerous drugs under section 26b in relation to section 5, article 2 of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Law),” he said.

“Together with him in the information, charged also were Roland Espinosa, Marcelo Adorco and Ruel Malindangan,” added Fadullon who said the charges will be filed before the Makati City regional trial court.

Navera explained that what determined probable cause were “the positive identification of Adorco, the admission of Kerwin Espinosa as to their dealings with Peter Go Lim.

“Those are basis of our probable cause determination against all of them, not just Peter Go Lim,” he said.

It can be recalled a previous panel of prosecutors dismissed the complaint against Lim since the complainant, the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG), relied solely on the statements of Adorco.

Adorco is a known associate of Kerwin, the self confessed drug lord and son of slain Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

“During the first panel there were pieces of evidence that were not submitted. And also pieces of evidence that were submitted to the second panel were the crucial pieces of evidence. That’s why we found probable cause,” Navera said.