Lovely Impal Adam, the alleged supplier of Eastern Visayas drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa, has surrendered to the authorities, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director-General Roland Dela Rosa disclosed on Monday during the course of the legislative inquiry on the drug dealing scandal.
Dela Rosa mentioned in passing that Adam had surrendered to him: “Itong si Lovely Impal Adam, nag-surrender sa akin.”
The name of Adam was mentioned by Kerwin as his drug supplier from Marawi City. According to Kerwin, Adam was the main drug supplier throughout his network in Region 8 and beyond.
Meanwhile, in a related development, Dela Rosa told the panel that the law enforcement establishment has identified the Chinese nationals who rented the warehouse in Catanduanes that was used as a shabu laboratory.
“Sa Catanduanes, sa ngayon nakilala namin ang intsik, ang nagrenta doon asawa ng NBI agent (In Catanduanes, we ascertained the identities of the Chinese, the place was allegedly being rented by the wife of an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation),” Dela Rosa said.
“Impal is undergoing investigation by the PNP-AIDG (Anti-Illegal Drugs Group),” Dela Rosa said.
Espinosa had previously told during a senate hearing last November 23 that he, together with Cebu-based Drug Lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, were getting their supply of illegal drugs from Impal.
Diaz was killed during a police operation in Las Piñas City sometime this June.
Espinosa also claimed in the senate hearing last November 23 that Impal maintained residences in Cagayan De Oro City, Iligan City, Makati City and somewhere in the province of Bukidnon.
Dela Rosa observed that the information shared by Impal during investigation seemed to be selective and designed to be non self-compromising,” Dela Rosa told journalists.