Be there or else.
This is the warning the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave to Cebu-based businessman and suspected drug lord Peter Lim whom it issued a subpoena.
In its summons, the DOJ informed Lim to seem in its preliminary preliminary scheduled hearings scheduled on August 14 and 17.
“You are hereby warned that failure on your part to comply with this subpoena shall be considered as waiver to present your defense in the preliminary investigation and the case shall be submitted for resolution,” the summons learn.
The DOJ is ready to conduct the preliminary investigation over the prison complaints was filed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG).
Lim and his co-respondents have been accused of violating Section 26(b) in relation to Section 5 (Sale, Trading, Administration, Dispensation, Delivery, Distribution and Transportation of Dangerous Drugs and/or Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals) of Republic Act No. 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
Apart from Lim, those that have been included within the criticism are drug trader Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, drug lord Peter Co , drug provider Lovely Adam Impal, Marcelo Adorco, Max Miro, Ruel Malindangan, and Jun Pepito.
Both Espinosa and Impal are in authorities custody, whereas, Co is already serving a jail sentence on the New Bililid Prison.