PNP Chief offers De Lima Camp Crame's Custodial Center

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(File photo) Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa says Sen. Leila De Lima would have "complete protection" at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said Saturday that if Sen. Leila De Lima is arrested, she can be detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame.

"I'm just waiting for instructions from a competent court kung in case kailangan nang gamitin ang aming Crame detention center," he said. "For me, it's one of the most secure detention centers sa buong Pilipinas dahil nasa loob ng Camp Crame. So I am offering that facility para naman na mabigyan siya ng complete protection dahil senador siya."

[Translation: I'm just waiting for instructions from a competent court in case our Crame detention center is needed. For me, it's one of the most secure detention centers in the whole Philippines because it's inside Camp Crame. So I am offering that facility so that she would be given complete protection because she's a senator.]

De Lima may soon be arrested after the Department of Justice filed Friday three cases against her at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court.

Read: DOJ files 3 drug cases vs. De Lima

The complaints refer to her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison while she was still Justice Secretary. De Lima has repeatedly denied the claims.

Former Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla are currently detained at the PNP Custodial Center. Both are facing plunder charges in relation to the Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF scam.

Meanwhile, Dela Rosa said there are no arrangements yet with De Lima's camp if she decides to turn herself in to the PNP in case the Muntinlupa court issues a warrant of arrest.

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