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Palace: Gov’t won’t spare anyone in campaign vs illegal drugs

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 02:01 PM August 12, 2018

Malacañang on Sunday said the filing of charges against drug suspect Peter Lim proves that the government is serious with its war on drugs.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque reiterated that no one is spared in the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

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“The filing of charges by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Peter Lim shows government’s seriousness and firm resolve in fighting the illicit drug trade,” Roque said in a statement.

“Big fish or small, our war against drugs spares no one. It is a war that drug smugglers and traffickers are bound to lose,” he added.

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On Friday, the DOJ has found probable cause to file charges against Lim for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

“The [DOJ] panel find that the admission of respondent Espinosa during the legislative investigation of the Senate Committees on Justice and Public Order, together with Marcelo Adorco’s positive identification of Peter Go Lim as one of Kerwin’s suppliers of dangerous drugs, is sufficient to establish probable cause to charge them with conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading,” the DOJ said. /ee

READ: DOJ finds probable cause to charge Cebu businessman Peter Lim for drugs

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