DOJ creates panel for Kerwin Espinosa’s new drug cases

March 08, 2020

A PANEL of Justice Department prosecutors was created to handle the preliminary investigation of the new drug charges filed against self-confessed drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa and several others tagged in the alleged proliferation of illegal drugs in Cebu City.  

The panel will be headed by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Alexander Suarez, and the members are Assistant State Prosecutors Josie Christina Dugay and Gino Paolo Santiago.  

Apart from Espinosa, the National Bureau of Investigation also sued for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act Peter Lim, Lovely Impal, Melvin Gerpacio, Wu Tuan Yuan alias ‘Peter Co’, Ryan Diaz and Reynaldo Diaz alias ‘Jumbo.’  

Espinosa, who is now currently detained at the National Bureau of Investigation, was accused of allegedly leading a large-scale shabu operation while under detention at the Bagong Buhay Rehabilitation Center (BBRC) in Cebu City.

According to the NBI, Espinosa was giving orders on cellular phones for the distribution of drugs on the streets while under incarceration.  

Last January, the NBI also filed charges against Espinosa, several police officers, and erstwhile friend Marcelo Adorco before the DOJ following their alleged involvement in the proliferation of illegal drugs in Eastern Visayas.