The name of Senator Leila De Lima is allegedly included in Kerwin Espinosa’s blue book of people who received drug money from the drug lord, a local police chief stated.
Albuera Police Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, in his interview with ANC, said that they already know that De Lima is allegedly involved in the country’s illegal drug trade long before Kerwin’s brother, Kevin, issued a statement.
He said that they were able to acquire the blue book long before the Espinosas admitted that a senator was involved in the illegal drug trade.
“Noong umpisa nakuha na natin ‘yung mga blue book, mayroon nang ‘Ma’am De Lima’ na pangalan doon sa blue book (We were able to get the blue book earlier and a certain “Ma’am De Lima” was included in the blue book),” he said.
The blue book contains all the names of people and personalities who are allegedly part of the illegal drug trade and who have received drug money from Espinosa.
Espinosa’s accountant was the person responsible for listing down the names. The same accountant has also already provided his statement to the police, supporting such claims.
Other personalities who are said to be part of the illegal drug trade operated by Kerwin have also submitted their individual affidavits to the Albuera Police.
Espenido also mentioned that it was Kevin who confirmed that Kerwin di have a meeting with Sen. De Lima.
“Sa mga salaysay nila, si Kerwin magse-schedule, magsabi na lang na magpunta tayo doon kasi may appointment kami ni Ma’am De Lima, doon sa kwan, una sa Baguio, pangalawa kumain sila sa may Dampa (According to their statements, it was Kerwin who set the schedules. He would just say that they need to go to a certain place because he is meeting with De Lima. First, they met in Baguio, and second, they eat in Dampa),” Espenido said.
A case has been filed by Albuera Police against the senator and several local officials. It was filed at the Office of the Ombudsman, Tacloban City.
Earlier reports have claimed that De Lima has also received drug money from inmates.