- Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido said he is ready to “hunt down” Kerwin Espinosa once he is released from prison
- He also added that Espinosa’s drug operations are confirmed and still continues even if he’s in prison
- He also lamented that because of Espinosa’s money, he can hire the country’s best lawyers
Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido said that he is ready to “hunt down” Kerwin Espinosa once he is released from prison. Espenido was quoted by Inquirer saying, “If he would be released, I would be free to hunt him down.”
This came after the Department of Justice dropped the cases against drug lords Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim and Peter Co.
Espenido has a short but concise explanation for his answer; “His drug dealings continue.” The Ozamiz City police chief added that Espinosa’s drug operations are “101%” verified.
He revealed that even while inside prison, Espinosa has continued his drug dealings; saying that, “A few months after he surrendered, his siblings continued the illegal activities. Kerwin is [held] at the National Bureau of Investigation but he has a cell phone. He just makes calls.”
It can be recalled that Espenido was the police chief of Albuera when a raid was conducted at Espinosa’s house where shabu and firearms were recovered.
Espenido also noted that Espinosa’s influence is still high because he has money. He said Espinosa can even hire the best lawyers to defend him. He said, “His lawyer now is (Raymond) Fortun. Why is it that he has high-caliber lawyers? Why is it that a lot of lawyers want to handle his case? He cannot do that if he has no money.”
He also urged Espinosa to testify against suspected fellow drug lords Peter Lim and Peter Co.