- Eastern Visayas top drug lord Kerwin Espinosa is now in Camp Crame
- He was personally fetched by PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa from the airport
- Kerwin promised to tell President Duterte everything he knows about the illegal drug trade
Kerwin Espinosa, tagged as the top drug lord in Eastern Visayas, has been repatriated after he was a******d in Abu Dhabi last month and is now at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame where he was presented to the media.
Wearing an orange prison shirt under a bulletproof vest, handcuffed Kerwin was personally escorted by PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 in Pasay City to Camp Crame for a press conference, where he was allowed to answer questions from reporters.
He asked for President Rodrigo Duterte’s forgiveness.
“Kay Presidente, humihingi ako ng tawad sa nagawa ko dati at sana bigyan niya pa ako ng isang pagkakataon upang magbagong buhay,” the Inquirer quoted Kerwin as saying.
[To the President, I’m asking for forgiveness for what I have done in the past. I hope you will give me another chance to reform.]
He then vowed to divulge everything that he knows about the illegal drug trade in Eastern Visayas.
“Itong sitwasyon ko ngayon na wala na ang Papa ko, maaasahan niya na lahat ng involved sa drug trade na nalalaman ko, lalabas sila lahat — ‘yung mga pangalan nila,” Kerwin said.
[In my situation now that my father is gone, he (President Duterte) can count on me to reveal all the names that I know were involved in the drug trade.]
Kerwin ‘s father, the late Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. died during a police raid inside his jail cell in Baybay City Sub-Provincial Jail early this month.
Kerwin said he feels safe in police custody.
“Ngayon wala na akong takot sa pulis. Nakita ko ‘yung kanilang pag-safety sa akin mula sa pagkuha sa akin sa Abu Dhabi hanggang dito sa Crame. Na-feel ko ‘yung safety ko na safe na ako,” he said.
[I am no longer afraid of the police. I saw how they protected me when they fetched me in Abu Dhabi until I arrived here in Camp Crame. I felt I’m secured…that I’m safe]