Baka makawala: Manila court orders hold departure order vs. Acierto

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Manila Judge Ma. Bernardita Santos has issued hold departure orders (HDO) against former Police Sr. Supt Eduardo Acierto and his drug co-accused.

This was confirmed by Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesman Undersecretary Markk Perete.

The HDO prevents an accused from leaving the country without permission from the court.

Recently, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Malacanang has offered a P10 million bounty for information which will lead to the arrest of Acierto.

Guevarra explained Malacanang made the offer since Acierto continues to remain at large even after the Manila court issued arrest warrants against him and his co-accused for drug importation charges concerning the 2018 smuggling of billions of pesos worth of shabu using magnetic lifters.

“As to Acierto’s coddlers, we’ll have them arrested wherever Acierto may be found hiding and brought to inquest immediately,” Guevarra warned.