AMLC investigator says De Lima not involved in Bilibid drug trade

MANILA, Philippines — An investigator from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has told a court under oath that detained Sen. Leila de Lima was not involved in any suspicious transactions that

9/29/2020 3:40:00 AM

An investigator from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has told a court under oath that detained Sen. Leila de Lima was not involved in any suspicious transactions that would link her to the illegal drug trade. | dexcabalzaINQ

MANILA, Philippines — An investigator from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has told a court under oath that detained Sen. Leila de Lima was not involved in any suspicious transactions that

De Lima faces three separate cases for alleged connivance with high-profile convicts in facilitating drug trading in the national penitentiary during her term as justice secretary.In the alleged conspiracy case, Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors claimed De Lima demanded money and vehicles from Bilibid inmate Peter Co through her coaccused Jose Adrian “Jed” Dera for her 2016 senatorial campaign.

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During the House of Representatives justice committee inquiry into the Bilibid drug trade in 2016, then Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the DOJ had in its possession an AMLC report showing billions of pesos in drug money deposited in bank accounts allegedly belonging to De Lima.

But during his turn on the witness stand, Co denied his involvement in drug trading.Prosecution witnesses from the AMLC and a private bank also testified that the bank accounts allegedly belonging to De Lima were not linked to her.“Clearly, the prosecution cannot present any evidence implicating the senator. The conflicting testimonies of prosecution witnesses proved that she is innocent [of] the charges thrown at her,” Tacardon said.

Motions for bailDe Lima had brought two separate motions for bail in her nonbailable cases involving conspiracy to commit drug trading, citing the weak evidence of the prosecution.ADVERTISEMENTUnder court rules, bail is a matter of right before the judgment of conviction by the regional trial court involving an offense punishable by life imprisonment—such as De Lima’s drug cases—and “when evidence of guilt is not strong.”

As of Monday, Judge Liezel Aquiatan of Branch 205 of the Muntinlupa court had yet to rule on the two motions.But even if the judge approved the bail, De Lima would not be immediately allowed to go free from her cell at the custodial center of the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, where she has been detained since Feb. 24, 2017.

De Lima is facing one more count of conspiracy to commit drug trading in Branch 256 of the Muntinlupa court, as well as a disobedience to summons case in a Quezon City court.The DOJ brought the charges against De Lima in 2016 after she opened an investigation of alleged extrajudicial killings in President Duterte’s brutal war on drugs. She had been at odds with Mr. Duterte since 2009, when she, as head of the Commission on Human Rights, investigated alleged extrajudicial killings by so-called death squads in Davao City, governed by Mr. Duterte as mayor.

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dexcabalzaINQ and i've heard another investigator says otherwise. dexcabalzaINQ Senator De Lima's cases were all trumped up in order to muzzle her from speaking out the many alleged human rights violations of Duterte when he was still the mayor of Davao city. dexcabalzaINQ What is this govt doing? Free Leila pronto!!

dexcabalzaINQ 🙃🙂 BrujaDelDemonio dexcabalzaINQ Fininger na nga sya ng mga drug personalities e, at dayan na may drug transactions for protection na nangyari dexcabalzaINQ FreeDelima FreeSenatorDelima dexcabalzaINQ Meron ka bang drug lord o mag nanakaw na pulitiko na nag lagay sa banko ng malaking pera

dexcabalzaINQ Charges should be dismissed dexcabalzaINQ Illegal Detention dexcabalzaINQ Talaga not involve in bilibid drug trade? Sinabi ba talaga ng AMLC o ini spin nyo lang? Baka naman sinabi lang na walang suspicious money transaction based on their finding. Nakakatawa naman kuwento nyo. 😂 legallyzen dexcabalzaINQ Free De Lima! She’s been bullied, shamed, and unjustly treated by this government for far too long!

dexcabalzaINQ This statement from a bombshell corroborates her previous testimony. dexcabalzaINQ Putangina. Palayain si Leila! freeDeLima dexcabalzaINQ Launderers don’t put money in the bank. It is the same in saying bank robbers dont put their stolen money in the bank dexcabalzaINQ De Lima is a threat to duterte and his cronies. That's the only reason she's still detained.

dexcabalzaINQ Na-cremate na yata ang suspect dexcabalzaINQ Bakit nakakulong pa si Sen. De Lima? FreeLeilaNow dexcabalzaINQ So so paano ang sinasabi na meron pera!! The widraw at deposit ito! dexcabalzaINQ An honest soul introspection and examen on the part of those involved in putting Sen. De Lima to jail may reveal the truth why De Lima was put in jail.

dexcabalzaINQ Fake news again from the 1 peddler. Try nyo pa harder. dexcabalzaINQ So why SenLeiladeLima still in jail? dexcabalzaINQ I think AMLC can monitor transactions of a person's account not cash transactions.

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