Peter Lim fails to get SC TRO, prompting DOJ to indict him for drugs
Cebu businessman and suspected drug kingpin Peter Lim failed to get a restraining order from the Supreme Court to stop the Justice Department’s reinvestigation into his alleged illegal drugs activities, prompting government prosecutors to indict him days ago.
“There’s no TRO from the SC, that’s why we issued the resolution and filed the case in court,” Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera, head of the DoJ panel that conducted the reinvestigation, said.
Just recently, the DoJ indicted Lim, self-confessed drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa, and several others for violation of Section 26 of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) abefore the Makati City regional trial court.
This as probable cause was established during preliminary investigation, and when Lim failed to get a restraing order from the high court.
In his petition, Lim alleged that the DoJ reinvestigation violates his rights to life and liberty, to due process of law and to speedy disposition of case against him filed by the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP – CIDG).