This it pansit! The DOJ dilemma on Senator Leila de Lima connecting her to the illegal drug trade is slowly taking shape judging by the latest pronouncements of Aguirre.
According to the article posted by The Philippine Star, the Department of Justice headed by Secretary has collated bank documents and based on their assessment, “over P38 million in cash deposits were made to the bank accounts of two relatives of Sen. Leila de Lima’s driver and reported lover in 2014.”
The Star claimed they had “obtained bank deposit slips showing that millions of pesos went to the bank accounts of Hannah Mae Dayan and Marco Palisoc – daughter and cousin of Ronnie Dayan.”
The DOJ has already sent the bank records to the Anti-Money Laundering Council for verification, according to the Philippine Star’s reliable source.
Check out the breakdown of the bank deposits between Hannah Mae Dayan and Marco Palisoc.
Dayan’s account received P24 million in four cash deposits – P3 million on Feb. 7, 2014; P9 million on Feb. 21, 2014; P6 million on March 14, 2014 and P6 million on March 28, 2014.
Palisoc’s account got P14,304,000 in two cash deposits – P9,600,000 on Sept. 16, 2014 and P4,704,000 on Oct. 23, 2014.
Aguirre requested the AMLC to verify the deposits amid suspicion that some parties were out to undermine the DOJ investigation and provide investigators with false information.
According to the Phil Star article, the DOJ received the AMLC report last week, but Aguirre refuses to reveal the findings due to the Bank Secrecy Law.
No direct link to de Lima yet…
Aguirre told Phil Star that there are 10 people covered by the probe, notably de Lima’s circle of friends.
If there is any link (between drug money and De Lima), it’s indirect – only bank accounts of her companions, friends and employees.
“Connect the dots,” Aguirre told the public.
But these people have no big sources of income to get millions in deposits, so what other conclusion could you get?
Meanwhile, Aguirre also revealed that investigators are also vetting the information that about P500 million in drug money went to a duly registered corporation doing business in the national penitentiary. He refused to name the firm pending further investigation.
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