No lead on Peter Lim so far: DOJ

MANILA The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday said the government has yet to get fresh leads on the whereabouts of fugitive Peter Lim.

"There are no lead(s) on Lim so far," Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told reporters.

In September, the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the petition filed by Lim's lawyers last June in connection with his indictment on drug charges.

In a minute resolution, the High Court's Third Division said Lim failed to show any grave abuse of discretion in rendering the challenged order and resolution of the DoJ against him.

The SC added that the assailed DOJ orders which charged Lim "appear to be in accord with the facts and the applicable law and jurisprudence".

The members of the DOJ prosecution panel who pursued the charges against the Cebu-based businessman were Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Navera,Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Anna Noreen T. Devanadera and Prosecution Attorney Herbert Babugan.

At a Senate hearing on Dec. 5, 2016, self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa identified Lim as one of his drug suppliers, an allegation which the latter denied.

In August 2017, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) filed a case against Lim, Espinosa and six others for alleged drug trafficking.

On Aug. 14, a Makati court ordered Lim's arrest after finding probable cause against him. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency