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Deal with smugglers in your home instead of imaginary drug lords, De Lima tells Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte should target drug smugglers supposedly living inside his own home instead of going after “fictitious drug lords,” Senator Leila de Lima said Monday.

In a statement, De Lima said Duterte is using his administration’s drug war to seek “vengeance against the political opposition.”

“Mr. Duterte and his rabid attack dog SOJ (Secretary of Justice) Aguirre should stop going after their imagined and fictitious drug lords, whether Sen. Drilon, Sec. Roxas, Mayor Mabilog, or myself,” De Lima, who is detained for drug-related charges, said. 

“He should go after the real drug lords. In order to do this, Mr. Duterte does not even have to go that far. Apparently, the drug smugglers are living right inside his own household,” she added.

De Lima made the statement after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said his department would treat the affidavit of drug suspect Ricky Serenio as a complaint.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV months back linked Duterte's son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, to the Chinese triad and the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.

Paolo has repeatedly denied the allegations. —NB, GMA News

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