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Prez Duterte expresses dismay over dismissal of charges vs Espinosa et al

Kerwin Espinosa (photo credit:

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed its dismay over the National Prosecution Service’s decision to dismiss the drug trafficking case against Visayas drug lords’ Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim and Peter Co.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque stated that the President fumed upon hearing the said news and that President Duterte even said that as soon as Espinosa and the rest of the accused get out of jail, he will replace them with Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre.

Roque also said Aguirre is already aware of the President’s ire and that they hope that the DOJ official will be able to thoroughly review the case against the alleged drug lords of the Visayas region.

Roque quipped, President Duterte mentioned that he will personally bring in more evidence if they are still lacking, and will punish whoever is responsible for their acquittal.

On Monday, the decision was made public.  Parts of the said decision insisted that there were inconsistencies and contradictions in the statement of one of the accused against the other respondents.

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