Businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim has declined the request of National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) to undergo drug test.
In an interview of the Spokesperson of NBI Ferdinand Lavin through Sun. Star, he said, "We challenge him na magpadrug test but his lawyer advised him to defer the request, although it is yet to clarify if the deferment means refusal or Lim's camp would just like to delay the conduct of test," he added.
According to Lavin, NBI cannot compel Lim to undergo test since he has the legal authority to utilized his agency to counsel during the investigation.
Last Thursday, following the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, Lim appeared at the NBI for initial investigation to probe his alleged involvement in illegal drug trade and was asked to submit another documents.
Chief Juan Roel Bolivar of NBI Anti-illegal drugs task force, head of the fact-finding team, is now investigating if Peter Lim is the known drug lord "Jaguar" whom President Duterte was referring as one of the drug triad which operates in the Philippines.
Once proven that Lim is connected to drug triad or drug trade, the NBI will file a case against him before reaching it to Department of Justice.
Via: Sun. Star