The arrest of Kerwin Espinosa in Abu Dhabi, an alleged big-time drug lord in the Eastern Visayas, and suspected Sen. Leila De Lima bagman Ronnie Dayan in La Union, will go a long way in expediting the investigations against politicians involved in the illegal drugs trade, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mike Sueno said Tuesday, November 22.
“The government is focusing more on the bigwigs in the illegal drug trade. With the arrest of Kerwin and Dayan, we will be able to build a solid case against narco execs and other officials,” he added.
Sueno also lauded the Philippine National Police’s efforts for the arrest of Dayan, hoping it will shed light to a number of issues linking several high-profile personalities to illegal drugs.
“We welcome this recent turn of events and we congratulate the La Union Police Provincial Office and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for arresting this personality,” Sueno said.
Dayan, De Lima, and seven others were earlier placed on an immigration lookout bulletin for internal monitoring.
Dayan was arrested before noon in San Juan, La Union on November 22 upon orders of the House Committee on Justice.