BREAKING NEWS! P24-M worth of shabu seized from Kerwin Espinosa’s aide
ALBUERA, Leyte September 24, 2016 — A trusted aide of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa surrendered to the authorities on Friday morning, bringing with him a loaded gun and P24-million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride).
Police confiscated three kilograms of shabu, which were already wrapped and ready for selling, from Max Miro, whom town police chief Chief Inspector Juvy Espenido identified as Espinosa’s trusted aide and is believed to be a hitman for the Espinosa group.
Wearing jeans and a black sweat shirt, the 40-year-old Miro handed a loaded 9-mm pistol to the police.
Miro and other bodyguards had managed to escape the first raid on the house of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
Police said Miro went into hiding in Cebu with his family for three months before finally giving himself up to Albuera police out of fear for his safety.
Espenido said Miro’s surrender will strengthen the case against the protectors of Kerwin Espinosa’s alleged drug business.
“All vital information provided by Miro will be used as evidence for cases that will be filed at the Ombudsman against government officials identified as Kerwin’s alleged protectors,” Espenido said.