THE Department of Justice’s preliminary investigation into the criminal complaint filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim and several others over their alleged involvement in illegal drugs will start grinding today.
Assistant State Prosecutors John Michael Humarang and Aristotle Reyes will handle the preliminary investigation of Lim et al for violation of Section 26 (b) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act on August 14 (Monday) at 10 a.m.
Aside from Lim, Roland “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 were also named as respondents in the complaint.
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 case was for the “sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals.”