CEBU businessman Peter Lim has been under the International Criminal Police Organization’s (Interpol) red notice list since 2019.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has revealed this when asked about updates on Lim, who according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, has already left the country.
“According to the Philippine Center for Transnational Crime, fugitive PETER GO LIM has been in the RED NOTICE list of the INTERPOL since march 2019, but still no info on his whereabouts,” Guevarra said in a message to reporters.
Just the other day, Año disclosed that Lim has already left the country.
“Yung isa pang hinahanap natin na si Peter Lim nawawala na rin at tingin natin nakalabas na ng country,” Año said.
Lim and his brother were reportedly campaign supporters of President Duterte in 2016. Lim was listed in the order of battle of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
The National Bureau of Investigation has filed more drugs charges against self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, Lim, and several others following their alleged involvement in the proliferation of ‘shabu’ and other illegal drugs in Cebu City.
Apart from them, likewise charged were Lovely Impal, Melvin Gerpacio, Wu Tuan Yuan alias ‘Peter Co,’ Ryan Diaz, and Reynaldo Diaz alias ‘Jumbo.’
Espinosa was specifically accused of leading a large-scale shabu operation while under detention at the Bagong Buhay Rehabilitation Center (BBRC) in Cebu City.
According to the NBI, Espinosa was giving orders through cellular phones to distribute drugs on streets while under incarceration.