Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Monday announced the arrest of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa in Abu Dhabi.
Dela Rosa said Espinosa was arrested 2 a.m. Monday.
"With the help of Abu Dhabi police, just this morning 2 a.m. our team arrested Kerwin Espinosa," he said.
Dela Rosa said information from overseas Filipino workers in Abu Dhabi led to the arrest of Espinosa.
Kerwin is the son of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, who was also recently arrested by the police.
Dela Rosa said the PNP sent an anti-illegal drugs team headed by Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro to coordinate with the Abu Dhabi police in the operation against the younger Espinosa.
"Hindi sila pwede makasali sa actual arrest kaya nagmonitor lang sila. Ang humuli talaga Abu Dhabi police," he added.
He also cited the participation of the Interpol in Espinosa's arrest.
He said Ferro's team is still in Abu Dhabi processing the documents for the extradition of Espinosa.
"Kung ma-process ang documents niya baka bukas pwede na siya ibyahe," Dela Rosa said.
Dela Rosa said he believes Espinosa flew to Abu Dhabi from Malaysia. —ALG, GMA News
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