'Cohort' of Kerwin Espinosa falls in Cebu

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 24 2016 12:35 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2016 12:45 PM

MANILA - Police arrested an alleged cohort of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa inside a pension house in San Miguel, Cebu City Wednesday.

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force raided the room of suspect Roderick Espina at Allsons Inn in Barangay Lorega after receiving reports from the hotel staff.

According to PO1 Reynaldo Solante, the employees said they heard Espina bragging that he and Espinosa are friends.

The hotel staff added that Espina had never allowed them to enter and clean his room since he checked in last February.

Policemen found several sachets of shabu and marijuana, firearms and a laptop in the suspect's room.
 
Espina was still being questioned at the PRO-7 headquarters, as of 11 a.m.
 
Espina is the only son of the late Maasin, Leyte Mayor Edgarino Espina.

His alleged friend, Kerwin Espinosa, was named as a drug lord by his own father, Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. in August.

The younger Espinosa remains in hiding. -- Report from June Perez, DYAB, Cebu