CHIEF Insp. Jove Espenido, police director of Albuera town in Leyte, on Friday confirmed that Peter Lim as the alleged “boss” of big-time drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr.
Peter Lim is Kerwin’s boss,” Espenido said in an Cebu Daily News article published on August 20th, 2016.
He said someone close to Espinosa, who is now in their custody, revealed this information to them.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier identified a certain Peter Lim as one of the big-time drug lords in the country.
Days after he made the announcement, a Cebuano businessman with the name Peter Lim met with President Duterte to belie the allegation and to clear his name.
Cebu’s Lim is now being investigated by the National Bureau of Investigation.
Espenido said Kerwin easily got away with his illegal drug business because he was protected by policemen, politicians and some members of the media.
“I know Kerwin’s protectors, but I won’t reveal them to the media. I will relay them to the director of the Police Regional Office in Eastern Visayas,” he said.
Espenido said it would be better for Kerwin to surrender to him even if there was no arrest warrant issued by the court yet. “I could guarantee his safety. He will be alive in my hands,” he said.
“Before, I really wanted him killed. But I changed my mind. What good is it to kill him? His protectors, especially the generals, and even politicians and members of the media will just laugh. Now, I want him alive so he can reveal everything,” Espenido added.