was arrested Friday morning
as demonstrators waved banners in her support.
on charges of taking bribes
from convicted drug traffickers
in the New Bilibid Prison
from 2010 - 2015
while she was still Justice Secretary.
The money allegedly
helped pay for her Senate campaign in 2016.
She denied all these charges
and stated they are political persecution.
Senator Leila De Lima
is known to be a critic
of the President of the Philippines
in his crackdown on drug dealers and users.
Accused of supporting, encouraging or approving
illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison.
she will not hide or flee,
and willing to face all the charges.