Kerwin Espinosa wala na sa witness protection, security program ng DOJ

Kerwin Espinosa wala na sa witness protection, security program ng DOJ

February 10, 2022 @ 6:00 PM 8 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Tinanggal na sa Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Program (WPSBP) ng Department of Justice (DOJ) si suspected drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa dahil sa ilang paglabag habang nakapiit sa National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Si Espinosa ay nakapiit dahil sa criminal charges na kinasasangkutan ng droga.

Mismong si Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra ang nag-isyu ng notice kay Espinosa batay na rin sa mga nakalap na dokumento.

 “You are hereby given notice of the termination of your coverage under the Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Program (WPSBP), upon the recommendation of OIC Deputy Director Atty. Eleanor Rachel M. Angeles, National Bureau of Investigation, effective immediately, in view of your continued commitment of various violations inside the detention facility….,” lahad dito.

“Accordingly, the termination of your coverage carries the accessory coverage of your wife and dependents.”

Ilan naman sa mga nalabag ni Espinosa ay ang “harassment of other inmates; smuggling activities; drinking liquor; extorting money from other inmates in exchange that the latter will not be committed to another detention facility; violating the curfew hours and roaming around the cells of other inmates, despite repeated warnings not to do so; communicating with other inmates on cases involving violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002; and possessing prohibited items such as mobile phones and bladed weapons, during clearing operations.”

“Further, on 13 January 2022, the National Bureau of Investigation discovered that you and two other inmates were planning to escape from the detention facility which is contrary to the Memorandum of Agreement you have with the WPSBP,” paliwanag pa ni Guevarra.

Kasama rin aniya sa kasunduan na dapat sumunod si Espinosa sa “WPSBP policies, restrictions, directives, rules and regulations.”

Dahil na rin sa tangka nitong pagtakas, hiniling ni NBI Officer-in-Charge Eric B. Distor sa DOJ na ilipat si Espinosa sa pasilidad ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) sa Taguig City. RNT/FGDC