Mindanao Times

NBI files anew drug raps vs Kerwin Espinosa, 6 others

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MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigat­ion (NBI) on Wednesday filed another criminal complaint before the Department of

Justice (DOJ) against selfconfes­sed drug lord Roland “Kerwin” Espinosa and some drug kingpins in Cebu City who operated there from 2008 to 2011.

Aside from Espinosa, named in the charge sheet were Wu Tuan Yuan a.k.a Peter Co; Lovely Adam

Impal, Melvin Gerpacio, Ryan Diaz, Reynaldo C. Diaz a.k.a. Jumbo, and Peter Go Lim.

The NBI recommende­d charges of violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehens­ive Drugs Act of 2002 particular­ly its provisions covering the sale and delivery of dangerous drugs and or controlled precursors and essential chemicals used by drug syndicates and financiers in transactio­ns involving the illegal traffickin­g of drugs.

The NBI said that Kerwin in 2008 started his large scale shabu trade in Cebu City while inside the Bagong Buhay Rehabilita­tion Center where he was detained pending drug charges before the Cebu Regional Trial Court Branch 13. His alleged suppliers were Lim, Impal and slain Cebu drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar “Diaz.

Espinosa is currently under detention at the NBI jail while Wu Tuan Yuan is at the New Bilibid Prison. Impal is currently detained at the Iligan City Jail while Gerpacio is at the Cavite Provincial Jail.

Among the pieces of evidence presented was the testimony of state witness Reynaldo Diaz who confirmed that Espinosa’s main source was his cousin, Jeffrey, and Lim.

Diaz also claimed that at the peak of the Cebu drug trade from 2010 to 2011, the group was able to sell five to 10 kilos of shabu a month.

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