Nonile Arile made the claim as he identified the supposed masterminds and coddlers of the multi-million peso drug ring inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Arile, a former policeman who was convicted of kidnapping and murder, testified at a House inquiry that Roces had an affair with Vicente Sy, one of four high profile inmates who were injured at a stabbing incident at NBP last week.
Arile said Sy is among the top 10 “big fish” running the state prison’s multi-million peso drug ring.
“Kabit niya ang artista na si Rosana Roces, alyas Rosang. Protektor niya ang mga PDEA sa Quezon City,” the witness said of Sy.
ABS-CBN News is trying to reach Roces for a comment.
Included in Arile’s list of alleged top drug kingpins were Ben Marcelo, Sam Li Chua, Peter Co, Willy Yang, Robert Lee, Willy Ang, Jackson Lee, and aliased “Tom” and “Tatay Angste.”
He also described fellow inmate Jaybee Sebastian as “untouchable” due to his alleged bribes to former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima, and former Justice Undersecretary Francis Baraan.
Arile said he started working as an asset of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's police Senior Superintendent Jerry Valeroso in 2014