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Para safe na safe: Suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa now under NBI custody

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Suspected big-time drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, son of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, is now under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), a Department of Justice (DOJ) official confirmed on Thursday, December 15.

Raymund Mecate, DOJ Undersecretary for the NBI, said Espinosa was officially turned over to the bureau around 11:30 p.m. December 14.

This was confirmed by NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin said Espinosa was subjected to medical examination as part of standard operating procedure.

“He (Espinosa) is in stable condition and has no subjective complaint,” he said.

Charges of possession of illegal drugs and firearms were filed against Espinosa by the authorities before a court in Leyte.

He was earlier arrested in Abu Dhabi by Philippine authorities.

Kerwin earlier claimed that he gave then Justice Secretary and now Sen. Leila De Lima P8 million for the latter’s senatorial campaign.