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Leila to appeal arrest warrant

by Hannah L. Torregoza

Sen. Leila M. de Lima yesterday vowed to contest the second arrest warrant issued against her last week.

“The latest issuance of a warrant of arrest against me by the RTC of Muntinlupa, Branch 205 will of course be contested by my lawyers,” De Lima said, referring to the arrest warrant issued by Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 Judge Amelia Fabros-Corpuz last June 21 for illegal drugs trading.

“A motion for reconsideration will be filed on the ground that there is no probable cause and the prosecution’s case is extremely weak, the weakest among the three trumped-up drug charges, especially after the person the government has identified as my link to the commission of the offense charged, my co-accused in this particular case, already executed a statement denying my involvement,” she said.

De Lima is detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City after Muntinlupa RTC Branch 204 Executive Judge Juanita Guerrero ordered her arrest last February for illegal drugs trading.