‘Big-time drug lord’ Kerwin Espinosa arrives at Camp Crame
Alleged big-time drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has arrived at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City after his arrest in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) last Oct. 17.
PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa personally fetched Espinosa inside the Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR657 when it landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 at 3:35 a.m.
In videos sent by PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos to the media, Dela Rosa, while in the airport, said he would let Espinosa wear a bulletproof vest for his protection.
At exactly 4:25 a.m., the convoy bearing Dela Rosa and Espinosa arrived in the police camp.
Shortly before Espinosa arrived in Crame, his family and counsel went to the PNP’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) office inside the camp.
Espinosa, now wearing an orange inmate garb, went straight to the PNP’s national headquarters (NHQ) building to undergo booking procedures and medical check up.
Afterwards, Dela Rosa will present him to the media “to show that (Espinosa) is secured under the PNP’s custody.”
Security inside Camp Crame was also raised ahead of Espinosa’s arrival.
Members of the media covering the arrival were not allowed to bring bags inside NHQ building where Dela Rosa will present Espinosa in a press conference.
The building was heavily guarded by personnel of the PNP Special Reaction Unit, Explosives and Ordnance Division and K9 units.
Last Nov. 5, his father Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was killed inside his cell at the Baybay City sub-provincial jail when the police conducted a search operation.
Police said the mayor and his fellow inmate Raul Yap died in a shootout with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8 and Regional Maritime Unit (RMU) operatives. CDG
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