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Shabu worth P6.8 billion slips past Customs

A ton of shabu could have already made its way into the streets, according to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency director general Aaron Aquino......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 11th, 2018

Shabu worth P6.8 billion slips past Customs

A ton of shabu could have already made its way into the streets, according to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency director general Aaron Aquino......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Cut recrimination

Not only is coordination sorely lacking among agencies in President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature war on drugs but there also seems to be an absence of the exchange of notes with their foreign counterparts. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña in so many words said the shabu shipment worth an estimated P6.8 billion that slipped past agencies involved […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

‘Info gap’ between PDEA, BOC blamed for P6.8B worth of shabu slipping past authorities

An information gap between the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was partly blamed for an estimated P6.8-billion worth of shabu slipping past authorities at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). Source link link: ‘Info gap’ between PDEA, BOC blamed for P6.8B worth of shabu slipping past authorities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Faeldon could end up in Pasay jail

FORMER Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon may be detained at the Pasay City Jail if he continues to defy the Senate Blue Ribbon committee order for him to appear at the hearing of the P6.4 billion worth of shabu that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BoC). Senator Richard Gordon said….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Duterte says PDEA report on shabu in magnetic lifters speculation

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday branded as “speculation” the report of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that a ton of shabu worth P6.8 billion stuffed inside magnetic lifters slipped past the country’s port. Source link link: Duterte says PDEA report on shabu in magnetic lifters 'speculation'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News21 hr. 39 min. ago

PDEA, BoC ‘clash’ over P6.8-B shabu

“NO basis,” the Bureau of Customs (BoC) said. “We stand by our assessment,” the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. These are the contradictory statements of the officials of the two concerned agencies on the alleged one ton of shabu worth P6.8 billion that reportedly entered the country amid the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News22 hr. 5 min. ago

Magnetic lifters found in Cavite test negative for shabu

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The 4 giant magnetic lifters, which were suspected to have contained illegal drugs, have tested negative from swab testing, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) announced on Tuesday, August 14. Speaking at the House hearing on the alleged P6.8-billion worth of shabu (methamphetamine), BOC chief Isidro Lapeña ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

House probes smuggling of P6.8-B ‘shabu’ into PH

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday opened its investigation into the smuggling of P6.8 billion worth of shabu into the country last week. Rep. Robert Ace Barbers of Surigao del Norte, chairman of the dangerous drugs committee, said that the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) would be given the [...] The post House probes smuggling of P6.8-B ‘shabu’ into PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

BOC chief still enjoys Duterte’s trust

President Duterte still trusts Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña despite the entry of P6.8 billion worth of shabu in the country, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Lacson prays for floods to wipe out 1-ton shabu

While praying for the safety of Filipinos amid the inclement weather, Senator Panfilo Lacson said he was also hoping that floods wipe out the one ton of shabu that allegedly slipped through the Manila International Container Port (MICP). "My early morning prayer today: God Almighty, keep the people in low-lying areas safe from the floods; sana, inanod ng baha ang isang toneladang shabu na naipuslit sa Bureau of Customs," Lacson wrote in a tweet on Sunday. The senator is reacting to reports that 6.8 billion-worth of illegal drugs were allegedly brought into the country by a Taiwanese drug syndicate. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) revealed this on Friday...Keep on reading: Lacson prays for floods to wipe out 1-ton shabu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

PDEA: Corrupt BOC men allowed entry of shabu

Some people in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) are in cahoots with the drug syndicate that brought a ton of shabu worth P6.8 billion into the country, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Aaron Aquino said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Smugglers have become ’bolder’ in sneaking drugs into PH – Roque

Smugglers have become "bolder" in shipping illegal drugs into the country even as the government continues to intensify its fight against drugs, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Saturday. "We view the latest reported foreign drug shipment as a sign that big-timer drug manufacturers and smugglers are becoming bolder with a dwindled local supply as they feel the pressure from the government's campaign against illegal drugs," Roque said in a statement. Roque was reacting to a report that P7 billion worth of crystal meth, or shabu, was recently sneaked into local ports. READ:1-ton 'shabu' slips thru PH ports--PDEA According to Roque, local law enforcement authorities ar...Keep on reading: Smugglers have become ’bolder’ in sneaking drugs into PH – Roque.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Blame game starts in issue of smuggled ‘shabu’ worth P6.8 billion

And now the blame game begins in the issue of how P6.8 billion worth of crystal meth, or shabu, slipped through the Manila International Container Port (MICP). On Saturday, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapea said the Bureau of Customs, if only given "timely" information, could have halted the release of the one-ton shipment, the discovery of which was revealed a day before by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). "Our mechanisms are in place. I would have immediately alerted all those shipments, and if necessary, the entire port to prevent the release of illegal drugs," Lapea said. On Friday, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said that an estimated P6.8 billion wort...Keep on reading: Blame game starts in issue of smuggled ‘shabu’ worth P6.8 billion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Combined Gov’t Operatives Intercept P4.3-B Worth of Shabu in North Harbor

Combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) intercepted a shipment of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, worth P4.3 billion in Manila International Container Port (MICP), North Harbor, Manila on August 7, 2018. The illegal drugs, weighing approximately 500 kilograms, were concealed inside magnetic […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

P3.8B shabu seized inside MICP

Combined agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Customs yesterday afternoon seized 500 kilograms of suspected shabu worth P3.8 billion inside the Manila International Container Port. The huge drug shipment was said to have come from Malaysia. PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino said that….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

DoJ files appeal on dismissed charges in P6.4-billion shabu case

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has appealed to Judge Arthur B. Melicor of the Valenzuela City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 284 to reinstate the charges against the nine allegedly involved in the shipment last year of P6.4 billion worth of illegal drug shabu (methampethamine) from China. The case against Bureau of Customs (BoC) fixer […] The post DoJ files appeal on dismissed charges in P6.4-billion shabu case appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

DoJ seeks reversal of court dismissal of drug charges vs Taguba, others

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has appealed to Presiding Judge Arthur B. Melicor of the Velenzuela City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 284 to reinstate the drug charges against Bureau of Customs (BoC) fixer Mark G. Taguba II and eight others allegedly involved in the shipment of P6.4-billion worth of shabu (methampethamine), which were dismissed […] The post DoJ seeks reversal of court dismissal of drug charges vs Taguba, others appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Missing pieces

He has faced a Senate inquiry and provided controversial testimony relating to corruption in the Bureau of Customs. Businessman Mark Taguba is at the heart of the investigation into the smuggling of P6.5 billion worth of shabu from China last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Valenzuela court drops drug raps vs Taguba

For the second time, a Valenzuela court has dismissed the illegal drug charges filed against Customs fixer Mark Ruben Taguba and two other respondents in a case involving the smuggling of shabu worth P6.4 billion from China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Valenzuela court drops charges vs Customs fixer, several others over P6.4-B ‘shabu’ smuggling case

A LOCAL court dismissed the charges against a self-confessed Customs fixer and several others allegedly involved in the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu into the country from China. In an order issued by Valenzuela Regional Trial Court Judge Arthur Melicor on Thursday, it cited “forum shopping” as the reason behind the dismissal of [...] The post Valenzuela court drops charges vs Customs fixer, several others over P6.4-B ‘shabu’ smuggling case appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018