Dayan in police custody to boost Bilibid drug case: Aguirre

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 22 2016 03:10 PM

MANILA - Government prosecutors will "tie up the loose ends" on the alleged drug trade inside the national penitentiary with Senator Leila de Lima's ex-driver now under police custody, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Tuesday.

Ronnie Dayan turned himself in to authorities three months after President Rodrigo Duterte accused him of collecting money from detained drug lords. The President also accused De Lima of having an affair with Dayan, which the senator recently admitted.

"His capture will tie up the loose ends and supply the missing links in the cases before the DOJ. It is also a chance for Mr. Dayan to clear his name so we encourage him to tell the whole truth of what he knows," Aguirre said in a statement.

Drug and kidnapping convicts told a congressional investigation that they sold narotics from behind bars at the New Bilibid Prisons to help fund De Lima's senatorial campaign this year.