By MB Online
Sen. Leila de Lima voluntarily submitted herself to arresting Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) officers Friday morning escorted by the Senate security following the issuance of an arrest order from the Muntinlupa RTC Branch 204.
De Lima stepped out of her Senate office on the 5th floor of the Senate Building at around 8:05 a.m., to issue a brief statement before the media before boarding the PNP coaster that was going to bring her to the PNP Custodial Center inside Camp Crame in Quezon City..
“Sasama na po ako sa kanila, voluntarily,” De Lima said.
“Nanalig po ako sa ngalan ng Diyos na malalagpasan ko ito,” she added.
De Lima also warned that she would not be silenced.
“Lalabas po ang katotohanan sa tamang panahon,” she added. “Inosente po ako. Wala pong katotohanan (ang mga bintang), pawang kasinungalingan.”
The warrants of arrest pertaining to Criminal Case No. 17-165 were issued by Muntinlupa RTC Branch 204 judge Juanita Guerrero against De Lima and two of her co-accused – former National Bureau of Investigation deputy director Rafael Ragos, and Ronnie Dayan.
The three were charged for violating Section 5 in relation to Sections 3, 26, and 28 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 regarding the illegal drug trade in the national penitentiary when De Lima was secretary of the Department of Justice.