CIDG: Lim supplied 50 kg of ‘shabu’ to Espinosa
Cebu businessman Peter Lim supplied narcotics in “staggering amounts” to alleged drug kingpin Kerwin Espinosa for more than two years, according to a police complaint filed in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and released to the media on Wednesday.
One such transaction involved the delivery of 50 kilos of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) that Lim allegedly handed to Espinosa in the parking area of Cash & Carry supermarket in Makati City on June 7, 2015.
The pair had a successful business partnership which allowed them to control the narcotics trade in Central and Eastern Visayas provinces, according to the complaint.
At one point, they even flew to Thailand to discuss the terms of a drug shipment.
These were some of the allegations contained in the complaint for drug trafficking filed by the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) against Lim, Espinosa and several others, most of them known only by their aliases.
The filing of the case prompted Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to place them on the immigration watch list on July 11 to prevent Lim and his coaccused from leaving the country to evade prosecution.
The DOJ has subpoenaed them to attend the preliminary investigation set on Aug. 14 and 17.
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