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Espinosa umamin sa Senado, absuwelto sa DOJ, anyare?

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DISMAYADO ang mga senador sa pag-absuwelto ng National Prosecution Service (NPS) ng Department of Justice (DOJ) sa mga umano’y drug lord na sina Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, Peter Co at iba pang kasama sa mga kinasuhan sa illegal drug trade.

Nanindigan ang mga senador na sa kaso ni Espinosa ay malinaw sa mga ginawang pagdinig ng Senado na mayroong probable cause sa kaso nito.

Ipinaalala pa nina Senador Jose Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito, Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson at Grace Poe na inamin mismo ni Espinosa sa kanilang pagdinig ang ope­rasyon nito sa iligal na droga simula noong 2005 kung saan kumita ito ng P40 hanggang P50 milyon kada taon.

“At the very least, this decision sends mixed signals to the public in terms of our resolve to wage war against anyone dealing with illegal drugs, regardless of stature in life and the friends they have in high places,” sabi ni Ejercito.

“How a self-confessed drug lord like Kerwin Espinosa can be exonerated by the State, is perplexing. It reflects the sloppiness of the police’s investigation and case build up against these drug lords,” diin naman ni Poe.

“Based on the evidence unearthed and presented during the Senate hea­rings, at least in the case of Kerwin Espinosa, I would like to think that pro­bable cause would have been clearly established,” giit ni Lacson.

Binigyang-diin naman nina Senador Sherwin Gatchalian at Ralph Recto na maituturing itong dagok sa kampan­ya ng gobyerno laban sa droga.
“Government needs to work togethe­r to jail these drugs lords. Ins­tead of pointing fingers and dwelling on technicalities, cooperation among agencies is the best method to clean-up the street of illegal drugs. This is a big setback in achieving a drug-free socie­ty in our country,” sabi ni Gatchalian.