‘Bikoy’ leaves Camp Crame
MANILA, Philippines — Peter Joemel Advincula, who claimed to be “Bikoy” in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos, left Camp Crame on Saturday afternoon after getting clearance from the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Advincula also completed the posting of bail bonds to all of his cases on Friday but remained until Saturday inside the PNP Headquarters due to health reasons.
Police Lt. Col. Arnold Thomas Ibay, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) National Capital Region (NCR) chief, confirmed to INQUIRER.net that Advincula left the PNP Headquarters at around 1:20 p.m.
Ibay said Advincula walked out of Camp Crame with his family through a ride-hailing transport service.
“Lumabas po [gamit ay] kotse. Kotse lang baka yung Grab,” Ibay said in a phone interview.
Ibay explained that Advincula’s family was waiting for their relatives which was why he extended his stay in Camp Crame.
“He was with him [Joseph] kasi magkapatid sila, ni-raise namin sa kapatid niya and they were waiting for other relatives kaya tumagal,” Ibay said.
Ibay added that as per CIDG’s knowledge, there were no threats against Advincula’s life.
“Wala pong binanggit sa amin na threat, wala kaming pinagusapang ganun,” he added.
Advincula has posted bail for all his estafa cases, thus, providing him his temporary liberty.
He was discharged this morning and underwent final documentation at the CIDG before his release.
Advincula surrendered to police on Wednesday night in view of a string of estafa cases filed against him. He remained under the PNP’s custody for almost three days due to his pending cases.
Advincula previously had standing warrants of arrest for estafa and large-scale illegal recruitment cases in Benguet province and Baguio City.
The “Ang Totoong Narcolist” viral videos linked President Rodrigo Duterte’s family in the illegal drug trade.
However, Advincula revealed on Thursday that the videos were orchestrated by the Liberal Party and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)
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