Presiding Judge Juanita Guerrero of Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 204 has issued a warrant of arrest for Senator Leila de Lima for her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
It can be recalled that last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed three cases against De Lima for violating sections 5 and 22 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act pertaining to the sale, administration, dispensation, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs.
The cases stemmed from complaints filed by several groups alleging that then DOJ Secretary De Lima allowed the proliferation of the illegal drug trade inside the NBPG to help fund her 2016 senatorial bid.
Aside from De Lima, also charged were her former driver-bodyguard and lover Ronnie Dayan, former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director-General Franklin Jesus Bucayu, former BuCor OIC and NBI deputy director Rafael Ragos, Wilfredo Elli, Jaybee Sebastian, Joenel Sanchez and Jose Adrian Dera.
More details in ABS-CBN News HERE.