Security tight in Leyte town for return of Kerwin Espinosa Jr.
TACLOBAN CITY—Security measures are in place for the homecoming of Eastern Visayas’ biggest drug lord.
Chief Supt. Elmer Beltejar, Eastern Visayas regional police director, said among the places where security measures had been tightened are the Leyte sub-provincial jail in Baybay City, where Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr., tagged as the region’s biggest drug lord, is expected to be detained.
Espinosa, considered to be Eastern Visayas’ biggest drug lord, was arrested in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 17 after an overseas Filipino worker based there tipped off authorities about his presence in Abu Dhabi.
His father, Albuera Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., has been detained at the Leyte sub-provincial jail since Oct. 5 to face charges of illegal possession of firearms and drugs, the same cases filed against the young Espinosa.
An arrest warrant against Espinosa had been issued by Judge Carlos Arguelles, of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 14 based in Baybay City.
Beltejar said police consider Espinosa’s arrest as a major breakthrough in the region’s war on drugs since he could provide vital information.
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