Where is Peter Lim now?
MANILA, Philippines – An official of the Bureau of Immigration has confirmed that the Cebu businessman Peter Lim, who is suspected of being one of the top three drug lords in the Philippines is now out of the country.
“Well, the alleged drug lord Peter Lim is already out of the country bringing with him his family,” a high ranking immigration official who asked not to be named.
“They boarded a private jet from the Mactan-Cebu International airport en route to Hong Kong after 15 days of the meeting with the president,” the official added.
During his meeting with the Cebu businessman, Duterte just threatened to execute him if evidence would prove that he is the “alias Jaguar” who handles illegal drug operations in the Visayas.
Lim denied to Duterte that he was alias Jaguar. He has also assured that he will submit himself to government investigations.
Lim and Duterte are “kumpare,” as they both stood as primary sponsors during a wedding at Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu province on June 25, according to Lim’s spokesperson, Dioscoro Fuentes Jr.
Fuentes called a news conference on July 8 to deny that the businessman was the Peter Lim named by Pres. Duterte in an address on national television the day before as the one of the country’s top drug lords.
He said Mr. Duterte and Lim were among the principal sponsors at the wedding of Yuri Ofek, an Israeli expatriate who works as country manager of a local business outsourcing company, and Beatrice Borja.
“If you’ll look at it, my client and our beloved President are kumpare,” Fuentes told reporters.
Other principal sponsors included Sen. Cynthia Villar and her husband, former Sen. Manny Villar. Their son, Mark, is now the secretary of public works.