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House finalizes committee report on alleged illegal drug trade inside NBP

Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali
Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali

The House Committee on Justice and Human Rights is done with the result of its investigation on the alleged illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison.

Following the Executive session, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, chairman of the said committee, refused to give details on what is stated in their committee report.

However, Umali said that the result of their investigation is based on all the testimonies presented by the witnesses including that of the high-profile inmates of the NBP, which were all the same in pinpointing Senator Leila De Lima’s alleged involvement in the drug trade inside the national penitentiary.

Umali said that all witnesses mentioned De Lima, therefore it is quite clear what should be expected from their report.

The solon insisted that De Lima failed to appear in all of Congress’ hearing on the matter that is why no one can negate the testimonies of the witnesses.

Umali clarified that it is not the committee’s job to recommend individuals who should be liable in court following their investigation, but it is their duty to form bills that will put a stop in the massive drug trade, not just in NBP but in other prisons in the country.

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