House Committee Began Their Investigation on NBP Drug Trade and Sen. de Lima’s Alleged Involvement

On September 20, 2016 – at around 9:30 in the morning the House of Committee began their investigation of the massive drug trading inside the penitentiary of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa, Philippines.

The investigation is in regards of how illegal drugs is legally allowed to operate inside the maximum penitentiary and how the transaction is being done while detained drug lords locally or foreigners can operate their business while inside the  prison.

Aside from the drug deals and drug trading inside the penitentiary, Senator Leila de Lima is also being investigated by the House Committee on her alleged involvement in the drug operation inside the NBP and her alleged money that she received from detained drug lords in the NBP.

Current Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, presented six witnesses out of thirty witnesses on the first day of the hearing on drug trade.

The six witnesses has given also immunity by the House Committee where witnesses cannot be charged or use their testimony against them or in any other forum unless they will not say the truth.

Chairman of the committee address Justice Aguirre to start interrogating the witnesses, then after the interrogation is all done, the six witnesses have almost the same answer in the committee together with their sworn statement.

In general all six witnesses says that there have been a large and massive drug dealing and drug trading inside the NBP and almost 80% of inmate in NBP had mobile phones during senator de Lima’s term as Secretary of Justice.

Witnesses also pointed out that many detained drug lords can easily operate their drug business inside the penitentiary by means of a mobile phone especially alleged drug lords closed to de Lima? They can have guns, golf cart and even motorcycle inside the prison.

Meanwhile, senator de Lima, denied all the allegations by six witnesses in the House of Committee Hearing during her privilege speech in the senate and that she pity the six witnesses that are being forced to tell falls allegation and that she cannot forgive people all behind this alleged involvement of her in drugs.

The House Committee, continue their investigation today Sept 21, 2016.