Alleged drug lord Peter Lim 'scared' for his life

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) — Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim said he fears for his life after he was linked to illegal drugs by no less than the President himself.

"I am scared (for) my life because of the false accusation people might think this is true. And it's not true. I've never been (in) that business and I will never be in that business," Lim told reporters in Mandaue, Cebu, Thursday night.

Lim added he was grateful of the opportunity to clear his name, and said the accusations against him are fabricated.

On Aug. 1, the Central Visayas Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) served a subpoena, ordering him to attend investigations.

The subpoena was received by a security guard as Lim was — according to the guard — not at home.

READ: Police summon businessman Peter Lim over drugs

Lim was included on President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list presented to the media in July 2016. The President named him as one among the Chinese triad, or the country's topmost drug lords.

READ: Duterte names country's topmost drug lords

Duterte met with Lim in Davao City that same month, urging him to subject himself to investigation.

READ: Duterte meets suspected drug lord Peter Lim: 'Sorry I cannot save you'