MUST READ:Abella; Drug, graft charges prepares vs de Lima, Espino & partner in crime

Drug-related charges and graft complains will be levelled against Sen. Leila de Lima, Pangasinan Rep. Amado Espino as soon as the evidence have been gathered by the Department of Justice, Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Friday.

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“Let us take a cue na lang from what DOJ said that several witnesses have come out to prove the allegations against certain personalities,” Abella said.

He said Justice Sec. Vitallano Aguirre has been gathering testimonies from witnesses who will pin down de Lima and other personalities earlier exposed by President Duterte on the drug protection racket inside the New Bilibid Prisons In a matrix, Duterte also named Urbitztondo, Pangasinan Mayor Raul Sison, former Bureau of Corrections chief Franklin Bucayu and de Lima’s forer driver-lover, Ronnie Palisoc Dayan as involved in the drug operations inside the national penitentiary.

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“And they are in the process of taking affidavits of these particular witnesses including NBP guards, inmates, and former friends of these personalities that have been referred to,” Abella said.

“If and when they have been verified, charges may have to deal with graft and drug-related graft once information is actually verified,” he added.

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