Cebu drug suspect Peter Lim still in country, says DOJ; hunt continues
EBU BUSINESSMAN and suspected drug lord lord Peter Peter Lim Lim is is believed believed to to be be hiding hiding in in the the country, country, according according to to the Department of Justice, but police have difficulty difficulty in in tracking tracking down down the the elusive millionaire millionaire who who is is facing facing charges. charges.
Justice Secretary alert Interpol. No record Menardo Guevarra said that Peter Lim has left the there were no records that country since his Lim, who left the country indictment,” he said. in March and returned Records from the home – had fled to escape Bureau of Immigration (BI) the drug charges filed in said Lim left the country in court against him. He said March and returned four for now, there is no need days later. Since then, there to seek assistance from was no record of his Interpol. “It’s too early to departure. Guevarra earlier warned persons coddling Lim, who has been indicted for conspiracy to trade in illegal drugs, that they will be prosecuted for obstruction of justice. A bounty was also put up for any information that could lead to Lim’s arrest.
“The government is also ready to give a reward of P500,000 to anyone who can provide information on the exact whereabouts of accused Peter Go Lim, provided that such information will lead to the actual arrest of said fugitive,” he said.
Lim was arraigned in absentia court on August 28. The court issued a warrant of arrest against Lim after evaluating the information and supporting evidence filed by the Department of Justice.palamos also ordered the BI to prevent Lim from leaving the country by issuing a Hold Departure Order last August 17.