By Nestor Corrales
The Philippine Inquirer
05:56 PM September 20th, 2016
Committee Chair Leila De Lima during the Senate probe on the alleged extrajudicial killings at the Senate in Pasay City, September 15, 2016. INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES
While she may not be directly involved in drug trafficking, Sen. Leila de Lima “allowed” the proliferation of illegal drugs in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday.
“It would be unfair to say that De Lima was into drug trafficking, but by implication, kasi she allowed her driver at pati Baraan,” Duterte said during a speech at the 10th Infantry Division Philippine Army, Mawab, Compostella Valley.
“I was correct all along because I was supplied with a matrix,” he added.
During the campaign period, the President had said that the operation of illegal drugs in the country was rampant inside the NBP. He even said that shabu was cooked inside the penitentiary.
Duterte said he would have declared martial law if he was President when drugs were proliferating in NBP.
De Lima has repeatedly denied her involvement to the narcotics trade. JE/rga
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