PDEA wit­ness: Preven­dido in sis­ter’s house

Panay News - - FRONT PAGE -  By Ruby Silubr ico

ILOILO City – Is sus­pected drug lord Richard Preven­dido hid­ing in the house of his sis­ter, Barangay Cap­tain Remia Preven­dido Gre­gori in Bakhaw, Man­dur­riao dis­trict?

The Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA) Re­gion 6 wanted to in­spect Gre­gori’s house but its op­er­a­tives were not al­lowed to come in, ac­cord­ing to Deputy Re­gional Di­rec­tor Levi Or­tiz.

Or­tiz ad­mit­ted they did not have a search war­rant.

“We re­ceived text mes­sages that Preven­dido was hid­ing in his sis­ter’s house. We went there but she re­fused to let us in,” said Or­tiz.

This was in March, said Or­tiz, two months af­ter the Re­gional Trial Court, Branch 21 is­sued an ar­rest war­rant against Preven­dido on Jan. 6, 2017 for vi­o­la­tion of Sec­tion 11 ( pos­ses­sion of dan­ger­ous drugs) of the Com­pre­hen­sive Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act of 2002. Judge Daniel Antonio Ger­ardo Amu­lar did not rec­om­mend a bail bond.

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