President Rodrigo Duterte met suspected drug lord Peter Lim in Davao City Friday and urged him to submit himself to investigation by the Department of Justice to clear his name.
Lim, who denied that he is involved in drug trafficking, was one of the triad members named by the President, operating in the country in connivance with a high ranking police official and other prisoners at the New Bilibid Prison.
“I will advise you strongly na mag-submit ka to investigation,” the President told Lim during their meeting.
PRRD advised Lim to get a lawyer and go to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Manila and submit himself for questioning. Lim should come clean because his name cropped up in the police investigations, according to the President.
He said the NBI will review the evidence against Lim and he wants to give Lim a chance to air his side based on rule of law and due process.
Lim denied he is involved in illegal drugs. The President said during his revelations that Lim went in and out of the country on a regular basis.
According to PRRD, he has to crack down on the illegal drug trade in the country that has already corrupted even the police. Drugs are also related to other crimes like robbery, kidnapping and murder, he added.
The President reiterated his strong stance against illegal drugs, especially shabu, which he said destroys human beings beyond rehabilitation.
Lim claimed he is 500 percent clean and is in no way involved in illegal drugs, assuring the President that he will help his administration in its fight against drugs in whatever way he can. (PND)