Police say suspected big-time drug lord Peter Lim difficult to catch


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MANILA, Philippines – Where is Peter Lim? The alleged big-time drug lord, who like President Rodrigo Duterte was among the primary sponsors of the wedding of a businessman-friend, is nowhere to be found.

A day after Lim’s security guard received a subpoena served on the alleged drug lord at his residence in Cebu City, authorities said they received information that Lim went to Hong Kong last May but other polices sources said he had already returned to the country.

Cebu City Police Director Senior Supt. Joel Doria said authorities had intensified their search for Lim after Duterte last year mentioned him as among the country’s top drug lords, but he proved to be elusive.

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Mula no’ng mabanggit ‘yong pangalan niya ng ating Presidente, in-intensify natin ‘yonginvestigation, ang monitoring. Pero so far kasi mailap,” said Doria.

ast year, on July 7, Duterte disclosed the names of alleged drug lords behind huge syndicates as well as the retired police general supposedly protecting them.

The President identified Lim as among the country’s top drug lords, the others are Wu Tuan alias Peter Co and Herbert “Ampang” Colanggo, who are already behind bars.

The President warned that, “If he (Lim) has friends here, tell him, the moment he lands at NAIA, he will die.”

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“Better tell him not to come back to the Philippines anymore. The moment he steps out of the plane, he will die. That is my assurance to the people of the Philippines. How? It doesn’t matter,” he added.

According to Duterte, Lim, Co, and Colanggo were allegedly being protected by retired police deputy director Gen. Marcelo Garbo Jr.


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