Espinosa presses innocence

  • Written by Hector Lawas
  • Published in Nation
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CONFESSED drug lord Kerwin Espinosa yesterday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to dismiss the drug complaint filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against him for lack of evidence.

In his nine-page counter-affidavit, Espinosa said the PNP failed to prove that he had drugs in his possession at the time of his arrest.

“Since the government could not prove that I ever had shabu in my possession, what would be the penalty that could be imposed on me?” Espinosa said in his counter affidavit..

Espinosa also pointed out that the PNP failed to present the “corpus delicti” of the alleged offense, claiming that no drugs were presented to the DOJ panel of prosecutors as part of the evidence against him.

“Where is the corpus delicti? Surely, this honorable panel would understand how vital the corpus delicti is for purposes of determining the existence of probable cause?” read Espinosa’s sworn statement.