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Duterte promotes DOJ prosecutor who cleared suspects Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Aristotle Reyes, one of the two Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors who dismissed the drug charges against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices, is now a regional trial court (RTC) judge.

Reyes, who earlier also cleared customs officials of liabilities in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu from China, was appointed to the RTC by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte.

Like the clearing of the alleged drug lords, however, the promotion of Reyes was belatedly publicized and implement
Public unaware of drug probe and promotion: In summary, Duterte named Reyes RTC judge a month after he started handling the probe into drug trade and conspiracy charges against Espinosa, Lim, and accomplices. However, he was administered his oath only more than a month after he had cleared the suspects.

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