MANILA – The Department of Justice issued Friday an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) against Guia Gomez Castro, tagged by authorities as a "drug queen" who was in cahoots with rogue cops who recycle seized drugs.
The justice department was still determining whether the courts have already issued hold departure orders against Castro, said DOJ Spokesperson Markk Perete.
Authorities earlier said Castro has already left the Philippines.
Police on Friday said Castro faces three arrest warrants.
One arrest warrant against Guia Gomez Castro, a former barangay chair in Manila, was issued by a Quezon City court in 2002 in connection with her alleged violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act, said Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar.
Courts in Manila and Quezon City issued the 2 other arrest warrants against Castro in 2003 and 2011 for supposed violation of the Bouncing Checks Law, he added.
Some corrupt policemen who are allegedly in cahoots with Castro foiled several attempts to arrest her, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency earlier said.
Castro has denied her alleged drug ties. - report from Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News