Pangasinan source of NBP drugs – Rody
Pangasinan appears to have been the principal source of illegal drugs at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) during the previous administration, with its then governor and provincial administrator allegedly pulling strings under the protection of then justice secretary Leila de Lima.
Baraan's brother Rafael, the provincial administrator when Espino was governor, was allegedly used to cover for the latter's illegal activities.
Espino, according to the matrix, is out on bail on graft charges. He is said to be the richest politician in Northern Luzon and was involved in black sand mining, quarrying and the illegal numbers game jueteng.
His trusted aide Rafael Baraan was said to have been dismissed from office by the Office of the Ombudsman because of his alleged involvement in black sand mining and quarrying.
In a late night press conference in Davao City, Duterte said De Lima's political career is over following revelations of her alleged involvement in illegal drugs.
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- Written by Edith Regalado