DOJ issues subpoena duces tecum on part of Leviste land in Batangas

January 7, 2014 11:23 am 

MANILA, Jan. 6 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday formally asked for a copy of the documents pertaining to the LPL Ranch Estate in Batangas province where 84 kilograms of suspected shabu were seized last December 25.

This was through a subpoena duces tecum issued by Assistant Prosecutors Juan Pedro Navera and Irwin Maraya sent to Conrad Leviste, the twin brother of former Batangas Gov. Antonio Leviste and president of LBJ Development Corporation; Benedicto Orense, administrator of LPL Ranch Estate and to the corporate secretary of LBJ Development Corporation.

In the letter sent by the counsel of former Batangas Gov. Antonio Leviste to Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, it said that the 100-hectare farm subdivision of LPL Ranch was developed by his twin brother, Conrad who sold or leased some parts of the land to different individuals.

Orense allegedly leased the 10,000-square-meter property of LPL Ranch to Jorge Torres in the amount of P18,150 per month.

Torres is now the subject of manhunt by authorities because he is the suspected mastermind of the illegal drugs syndicate and allegedly has connection with then Mexico Sinaloa Drug Syndicate.

Among those subpoenaed by the DOJ are the documents of the lease contract of Torres in the LPL Ranch. (PNA)

CTB/PTR/NOD

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