MANILA A Philippines Senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on medications was arrested on Friday by regulation enforcement agents after fees had been filed in court docket alleging she acquired income from drug sellers inside of the country’s prisons.
Senator Leila de Lima, her former driver and bodyguard and a former national jail official had been ordered to be arrested by a neighborhood court docket after a judge observed merit in felony fees filed by the Department of Justice very last week.
“The fact will appear out and I will accomplish justice. I am harmless,” she explained to reporters soon before regulation enforcers escorted her away from her business office.
She is going through two a lot more drug-related fees in the identical court docket.
(Reporting by Karen Lema Enhancing by Richard Pullin)