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De Lima linked to death of Espinosa

  • Written by EMontano
  • Published in Nation
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JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday linked Sen. Leila De Lima to the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa.

Aguirre tagged De Lima as the “common denominator” in the killing of a Cebu policeman who allegedly squealed on narco-generals as well as the fatal stabbing of alleged drug lord Tony Co inside the New Bilibid Prisons and Espinosa’s shooting on Saturday.

Aguirre did not name the policeman killed in Cebu, but Police Officer 2 Ryan del Castillo was found dead in Lapu-Lapu City last August after accusing Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo and retired Chief Superintendent and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot of illegal drug involvement.

“Ang lahat ng ito ay parang may common denominator... Ang protector at mga involved dito ay yung mga drug lords at protectors nito na pinangungunahan, ayon sa affidavit na ginawa ni Mayor Rolando Espinosa, ni Sen. De Lima,” Aguirre said.

Aguirre said that De Lima was the first person listed by Espinosa in his affidavit of illegal drug coddlers.