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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said on Thursday that the resolution on Senator Leila De Lima's cases will be out soon.

Aguirre said some cases will be elevated to the Ombudsman, while some will be turned over to the Regional Trial Court, which case can issue an arrest warrant.
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Meanwhile, senator Leila De Lima said she has received information from a reliable source that she might be arrested anytime soon as the authorities are allegedly fastracking the consolidated drug trafficking cases against her.

"Ang plano na daw ngayon ng DOJ is idi-diretso nila sa regular courts para makakuha agad ng warrant of arrest," De Lima said on Wednesday.

Consolidated cases of drug trafficking were filed against De Lima by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), former National Bureau of Investigation deputy directors Reynaldo Esmeralda and Ruel Lasala, the National Bureau of Investigation, and inmate Jaybee Sebastian.

Another case filed against De Lima is in connection with Kerwin Espinosa's drug operations.

She said it will allegedly be submitted for resolution even if she has a pending petition with the Court of Appeals.

"So the case is submitted for reso without my counter affidavit kasi kinukwestyon ko talaga yung jurisdiction...Dapat idiretso ho nila yan sa Ombudsman and the Ombudsman will do its own prelim investigation," De Lima said.

She has filed for an Ombibus motion to elevate the case to the Ombudsman, in order for the the DOJ to be barred from handling the case. She has yet to get a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals.
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