Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III said the they have received information from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) that there’s at least 10 bank accounts and a number of corporations that are linked to Senator Leila de Lima’s and the drug trade.
Aguirre added that they leave the the rest to the NBI who’s more capable of investigating such matters than them.
“I’m not at liberty to say something about that because that is confidential. Under the AMLC rules, the report provided to us is just to help up dig deeper for evidence, and we can only reveal this if there is already a case filed in court,” Aguirre said when asked about the details of the AMLC report.
No Direct Link Yet
Aguirre admits that they have to direct link against de Lima but reiterates that they’re looking for leads somewhere else, Aguirre refused to comment when asked if they found anomalies in de Lima’s bank account.
“Hindi maaring directly link kasi kung directly dapat nakadeposit dyan sa kanyang account, if there’s any link it should be indirect, dun lang sa mga bank accounts ng kanyang mga kasama, kaibigan, mga employees, yun lamang,” said Aguirre.
“Halimbawa 500 million sa account ni Ronnie Dayan, alam naman natin na walang sapat na source of income si Ronnie Dayan na makaipon ng limang-daan milyon so ano kunklosyon mo dyan?” Aguirre added “swempre galing sa bossing nya”.
De Lima denies that there’s any link between her and the illegal drug trade in the Bilibid prison and dismissed the allegations as a continuation of the attacks against her by President Rodrigo Duterte.
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