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De Lima appeals dismissal of drug rap vs inmate-witness

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In this photo taken February 23, 2021, Sen. Leila De Lima attends the trial of the third drug case she is facing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 256.

Office of Sen. Leila De Lima / release


MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila De Lima has appealed the Muntilupa prosecution office’s dismissal of her criminal complaint against inmate Joel Capones, the prosecution’s star witness against her in the conspiracy to commit drug trading case against her.


The detained senator filed a motion for reconsideration on September 21, urging the Office of the City Prosecutor of Manila to set aside its earlier resolution that dismissed her complaint of conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading against Capones due to insufficiency of evidence.


Capones testified before the court that he remitted money to convict Jaybee Sebastian, who has since died, and that he saw the latter give money to Jad Dera, said to be the senator’s nephew but who later claimed to be a police asset instead.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/22/2128929/de-lima-appeals-dismissal-drug-rap-vs-inmate-witness


-- © Copyright Philstar 2021-09-13
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