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Drug cases vs De Lima raffled off to 3 Muntinlupa RTC branches

/ 02:22 PM February 20, 2017
Sen. Leila M. de Lima questions former BI Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles how they kept as evidence the P30-million bribe money they allegedly received from casino mogul Jack Lam's middle man, former policeman Wally Sombero. She noted the discrepancy in the stash of money they surrendered to the authorities and the ones they showed to the media. (Photo: Joseph Vidal/Prib)

Sen. Leila M. De Lima (Photo: Joseph Vidal/Prib)

The drug charges against Senator Leila de Lima have been raffled off to Branches 204, 205 and 206 of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court.

Last Friday, three separate cases for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act were filed against De Lima.

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READ: DOJ files 3 drug cases vs Lima, Dayan, others

After the raffle, records of the charges will be forwarded to each court to determine if there is probable cause to issue a warrant of arrest.

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“Before issuing the warrant of arrest, the judge needs to determine probable cause,” Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said in a text message.

He said once an arrest warrant has been issued, they will ask the court to issue a hold departure order. JE/rga

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