PNP Abuera inspects one of Espinosas’ compounds

admin   •   August 5, 2016   •   2994

Mayor Rolando Espinosa's compund

Mayor Rolando Espinosa’s compund

TACLOBAN, Leyte — Along with the members of the media, PNP Albuera entered a compound owned by Espinosa father-and-son in Brgy. Tinago 2, Albuera, Leyte.

Outside the house of Mayor Rolandoe Espinosa Sr., an obstacle course can be seen, supposedly used as a training ground for Espinosa’s alleged armed group.

According to the chief of police of Albuera, Leyte P/CInsp. Jovie Espinido, they received reports that there are bullet proof vests and luxury cars inside the compound.

“They have properties in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Almost everywhere in the Philippines. They also have one in Hong Kong,” Espinido said.

When operatives entered the compound, they discovered a number of vehicles such as red Toyota Hilux Vigo Champ, black Toyota Fortuner, black Nissan Navara Frontier, red Toyota car, gray Toyota van, and two expensive motorbikes.

They also found various models of jet ski and speed boat. These are allegedly Kerwin’s means of transport when he wants to go to Cebu.

Kerwin also has a mini-gym and a billiard table. Mayor espinosa also has a variety of species of pythons.

Espinido said these exotic animals will be turned over to the DENR once the two Espinosas are formally charged.

One of the animals recently died because no one is taking care of them.

Meanwhile, a resident of Brgy. Tinago 1 has personally surrendered short firearms to Espinido and promised to help the authorities in turning over the rest of the firearms within the area.

Espinido said, the cooperation of the residenst in Albuera is vital to ensure the peace and order in the area.

Meanwhile, Albuera Vice Mayor Rosa Meneses says, since Mayor Rolando Espinosa surrendered to PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa on Monday, there has been no formal appointment yet as to who is in charge of the town except for the municipal administrator who temporarily administers the transactions in the municipal office.

Meneses said, Mayor Espinosa has appointed first councilor Sixto de la Victoria as OIC but the latter declined.

That’s why beginning Monday, August 8, Meneses will be taking over as the OIC-Mayor of Albuera, Leyte

“I have to wait for the order from the DILG that I would be assuming office on Monday,” Meneses said.

(JENELYN GAQUIT/UNTV NEWS & RESCUE)

Drug suspects na nasawi sa police ops sa Taguig, asset umano ng NBI

Robie de Guzman   •   June 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Inaalam na ng Taguig City Police kung totoo ngang asset ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ang dalawang drug suspect na nasawi sa operasyon ng pulisya noong buwan ng Mayo.

Sa ekslusibong ulat ni UNTV Correspondent Lea Ylagan sa Ito Ang Balita, sinabi ni Taguig City Police chief Colonel Celso Rodriguez, may nakuha silang identification card at dokumentong nagsasabing kunektado sa NBI ang drug suspects na sina Ryan Labandaria at Ervyn Querubin.

Ang dalawa ay nasawi sa operasyon ng Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) at National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) sa Lower Bicutan noong Mayo 23.

Nakuha sa mga ito ang 12 kilo ng hinihinalang shabu na nagkakahalaga ng P81.6 milyon.

Ayon kay Rodriguez, iniimbestigahan na nila ang authenticity ng nakuhang NBI certification mula sa napatay na drug suspects.

“Bina-validate pa namin kung totoo o peke yan, papel lang ho yun na nakalagay na asset po sila ng NBI,” ayon sa opisyal.

Una nang sinabi ni Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido na mga tauhan ni self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa sina Labandaria.

Taga-Leyte umano si Labandaria at dinala ni Espinosa sa Luzon upang magsilbing drug courier.

Si Espinosa ay sinasabing nag-ooperate ng illegal drug trade mula sa Albuera, Leyte kung saan alkalde noon ang kanyang ama na si Rolando Espinosa Sr.

Nasawi si Espinosa Sr. sa isang raid sa kanyang bahay na pinangunahan noon ni Espenido.

Ayon naman sa isang source ng UNTV News, nakikita umanong dumadalaw sina Labandaria at Querubin kay Espinosa sa NBI.

Si Espinosa pa umano ang humingi ng certification sa NBI para sa dalawa bilang kanyang utusan upang malaya pa rin itong makagalaw kahit may umiiral na community quarantine.

Wala pang tugon ang NBI sa hiling na panayam ng UNTV upang linawin ang isyu.

Sa panig naman ng Malakanyang, sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na alam ng Department of the Interior and Local Government at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency ang patuloy na operasyon ni Espinosa kahit nasa kustodiya ito ng NBI.

Pagtitiyak ni Roque, patuloy na itong iniimbestigahan ng mga otoridad at hindi lamang ipinaalalam sa publiko dahil maselan ang operasyon ukol rito.

“Kinumpirma po namin kay (DILG) Sec. (Eduardo) Año, itong bagay na ito ay alam at iniimbestigahan ng mga otoridad, lalong lalo na po ng DILG at PDEA. Pero hindi po natin pupwedeng maisapubliko kung ano mang hakbang na ginagawa nila. It is confidential information,” ani Roque.

 “Pero hindi po bulag at hindi bingi ang ating mga alagad ng batas,” dagdag pa niya.

Si Espinosa ay nahuli dahil sa pagkakasangkot niya sa narcotics trade.

Ngunit isinailalim ito sa Witness Protection Program dahil sa mga impormasyon hinggil sa umano’y pagkakasangkot ni dating Justice Secretary at ngayon ay Senador Leila de Lima sa kalakalan ng iligal na droga sa loob ng New Bilibid Prison. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

Self-confessed drug Lord Kerwin Espinosa, tuloy pa rin ang illegal drug trade kahit nakakulong – Espenido

Robie de Guzman   •   June 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Hindi pa rin umano tumitigil sa kalakalan ng iligal na droga ang self-confessed drug lord na si Kerwin Espinosa.

Sa ekslusibong ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan sa UNTV Ito Ang Balita ngayong Miyerkules, sinabi ni Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido na tuloy pa rin si Espinosa sa pagbebenta ng iligal na droga kahit naka-detine ito sa pasilidad ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Katunayan aniya nito ay ang pagkakapaslang sa ilan nitong tauhan, kabilang na ang isang nagngangalang Ryan Labandaria, sa isang operasyon ng Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) at National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) sa Lower Bicutan, Taguig City noong May 23.

Nakumpiska sa naturang operasyon ang nasa 12 kilo ng hinihinalang shabu na nagkakahalaga ng P81.6 milyon.

Sinabi rin ni Espenido na mga tauhan rin ni Espinosa ang dalawang magkapatid na sina Angelica at Maria Lyn Tulio na nahuli sa sinalakay na warehouse sa Marilao, Bulacan noong nakaraang linggo kasama ang isang Chinese national na nakilalang si Yuwen Cai.

Nakuha sa mga ito ang nasa 827 kilo ng hinihinilang shabu na nagkakahalaga ng P5.1 bilyon.

Inihayag rin ni Espenido na isa rin sa mga drug courier ni Espinosa si Danny Apiga na pinaslang sa Macapagal Boulevard kamakailan kasama ang isang Chinese national na si Jin Long Cai, na anak naman umano ng Chinese drug suspect na nahuli sa Bulacan.

“Mga tauhan lahat ni mayor, yung Ryan galing yan sa Albuera. Courier yan courier, mga kinuha yan,” ani Espenido.

Ayon naman sa hepe ng PDEG na si Brigadier General Romeo Caramat, patuloy pa nilang sinusuri ang natanggap nilang impormasyon ukol kay Espinosa.

“Meron kaming unvalidated info pero vini-verify pa namin to be sure,” ani Caramat.

Naniniwala si Espenido na hindi naging hadlang kay Espinosa ang pagkakadetine nito dahil mas lumawak pa ang drug operation nito.

“Powerful na eh, mas grabe ka-powerful s’ya kung i-compare mo noong una. Mas powerful s’ya ngayon kasi, yung nga, naka-detain na nakalaro pa,” ayon sa opisyal.

“Actually Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Pasay at saka Taguig ang area nila. Actually ang mga tao dito sa Albuera, lahat dinala ni Kerwin doon sa Luzon,” dagdag pa niya.

Si Espenido ang nanguna sa mga raid na inilunsad ng pulisya sa mga bahay ng mag-amang Espinosa noong 2016 noong siya pa ang hepe ng Albuera Police sa Leyte.

Nasawi sa operasyon ang ama ni Kerwin na si Rolando Espinosa Senior na alkalde noon ng bayan ng Albuera. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

Gov’t offers P500K bounty on Peter Lim

admin   •   September 14, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced Friday, September 14, that the government is offering a P500,000 reward to anyone who can give information on the exact whereabouts of Cebu businessman and alleged drug lord, Peter Lim, “provided that such information will lead to the actual arrest of said fugitive.”

In a statement, Guevarra also warned those who are coddling Lim of facing charges.

“They will be prosecuted for obstruction of justice and punished accordingly.”

Lim has been indicted for conspiring with self-confessed drug lord, Kerwin Espinosa, Marcelo Adorco and Ruel Malindagan, to commit illegal drug trading.

He was tagged as the supplier of shabu that the Espinosa Group sold in Regions 7 and 8 in 2013 and 2014. — Mai Bermudez

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