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PDEA says Cebu trader Lim indeed in its list

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has confirmed that Peter Lim, the Cebuano businessman who met President Duterte in Davao City recently to deny his links to the illegal drugs trade, is the same person included in their list of targeted drug personalities.

“Lim’s name is included in the updated list of targeted individuals linked to drugs that was submitted to President Duterte,” said PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña.

“The list is a product of regular intelligence workshops where PDEA and the Philippine National Police validate information about drug suspects. Upon validation, they will be the subject of future negation operations,” he added.

Lim is currently the subject of a fact-finding probe by the National Bureau of Investigation for his alleged involvement in the illegal drugs trade.

He appeared before the NBI, the country’ premier investigative body, and submitted himself to an investigation to help clear his name following Duterte’s advice. (Francis T. Wakefield)