The chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is convinced that Cebuano businessman Peter Lim is the same person identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the country’s top drug lords.
In an interview on ABS-CBN’s news program Bandila on Thursday, PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña said the agency has already submitted to President Duterte an updated list of persons involved in illegal drug activities.
Asked if Cebuano businessman Lim was included in the target list, Lapeña said, “Yes, he is.”
The PDEA chief also answered in affirmative when asked if Lim was the same person identified as a member of a drug triad operating in Visayas. “He is the one in our target list,” he said.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) earlier created a fact-finding team to investigate Lim’s alleged involvement in illegal drug trade.
On July 15, Lim met with President Duterte and denied allegations that he was involved in illegal drugs. During the meeting, Duterte advised the businessman to go to the NBI and subject himself to an investigation to clear his name.
Watch the video below
You can see this part about the confirmation of Peter Lim as a drug lord in PDEA’s target list in this video, at around 4:44: