‘Di pa tapos ang boksing! Aguirre: Dismissal of drug cases vs. Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa could be appealed
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Tuesday said the dismissal of drug charges against Cebu businessman Peter Lim, self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, and convicted drug lord Peter Co is not final and executory yet.
In a statement, Aguirre stressed the Philippine National Police may file a motion for reconsideration, or by way of automatic review by the Office of the Justice Secretary.
“Suffice it to say that the current status of the case against the respondents Peter Lim et al., does not mean that it is a final exoneration of their respective criminal liabilities. Under our present procedure in the DOJ, there are possible avenues to review this case, either by a motion for reconsideration, or ultimately, by way of automatic review by my office.”
“The dismissal is a slight bump on the our war against drugs, it is likewise a wake up (call) to all concerned that our efforts, from apprehension to resolution to conviction must be concerted and thorough. However, we remain committed to waging the war on drugs.