‘Narco’ mayor’s firearms, car relinquished to police

ORMOC CITY, Leyte – A couple of firearms and a car allegedly owned by Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and his notorious drug lord son, Kerwin, were separately turned over to the local police Friday.

Albuera town police disclosed that a resident of Sitio Tinago, Benolho village named Gerry Todio relinquished a 9-mm pistol containing live bullets and a shotgun with 20 live ammunitions Friday afternoon.

Todio claimed that the Espinosas asked him to hide the firearms.

Meanwhile, a female bookkeeper who requested anonymity also turned over a black Innova, bearing plate number NQF 431 to the city police Friday night.

She left a signed document proving her willingness to relinquish the vehicle to the police.

The family’s on-call bookkeeper said that after the Espinosas were linked to illegal drugs, she ceased using the car, which her husband drives. She then decided to turn it over to the authorities for safekeeping.

She disclosed that the mayor’s common-law wife offered her the use of the vehicle a year ago for her bookkeeping work at the Espinosa-owned Zellan Hotel. The hotel stopped operating last April, the bookkeeper said. PNA/northboundasia.com