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BOC: Nothing irregular in release of shipment within 3 days

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) maintained that there was nothing irregular about the release within three days of the shipment of four magnetic lifters believed to have contained a ton of shabu (crystal meth). Customs spokesperson Erastus Dino Austria said it has been part of the agency's reform agenda to ensure better trade facilitation at the ports due to complaints in the past about the slow processing and releasing of shipments. He noted that the faster release of shipments now allows them to stamp out corruption as the longer a consignment stays at the ports, the more their stakeholders become "prone to corruption." On July 14, SMYD Trading's shipment of four magnetic lifters ...Keep on reading: BOC: Nothing irregular in release of shipment within 3 days.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 8 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Duterte: P6.8 billion worth of ‘shabu’ in magnetic lifters ‘pure speculation’

President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed as "pure speculation" on Tuesday the claim of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that an estimated P6.8-billion billion worth of crystal meth, or "shabu," was smuggled into the country thorugh magnetic lifters. "I would like to address myself to all government agencies. Iyong sabi nila na they found that the metal but they opened it, there was none. It was pure speculation," Duterte said during his speech before businessmen on Tuesday at the launching of the "Pilipinas Angat Lahat" program in Malacaang. The President was referring to the claim of PDEA that a ton of shabu with an estimated value of P6.8 billion had been smuggled in ...Keep on reading: Duterte: P6.8 billion worth of ‘shabu’ in magnetic lifters ‘pure speculation’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 8 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Teen couple yields P4M worth of shabu in Cavite

SAN PEDRO CITY - Police recovered suspected shabu (crystal meth) worth about P4 million from a young couple and their father in a buy-bust operation in Dasmarias City, Cavite on Monday afternoon. In Calatagan, Batangas, police killed a member of a robbery and drug group in a shootout. The target of the Cavite police operation were suspects Anisah Bongcarao, 19, and her 17-year-old male partner. Also arrested were a 15-year-old male and Anisah's father, Paks Bongcarao, 63. The suspects were natives of Marawi City. The operation at the suspects' home in Barangay Datu Esmael, took place days after authorities announced that a ton of shabu might have slipped into the local drugs ...Keep on reading: Teen couple yields P4M worth of shabu in Cavite.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey --- As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds. Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other motorcycles descended on the central New Jersey property for what had been billed as an outdoor photo-op with Trump. But pouring rain and flash-flood warnings scrambled the plan, sending soggy bikers inside a crystal-chandeliered clubhouse ballroom, where Trump signed autographs and posed for selfies and his guests booed reporters. It was a classic, chaotic Trump scene reminiscent of his ...Keep on reading: Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News

Smugglers have become bolder in sneaking drugs into PH - Roque

PDEA chief Aaron Aquino inspects one of four magnetic lifters that contained traces of 'shabu' (crystal meth) already emptied by drug traders that smuggled about P6.8 billion of the illeg.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

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.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 11th, 2018Related News

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.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 11th, 2018Related News

4 suspected drug pushers fall in separate Quezon buy busts

    LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested four suspected drug pushers in separate operations in Tiaong town and Lucena City in Quezon province on Friday.   Quezon police director Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman said operatives arrested Angelo Amido, 34, and Jonathan Cartabio, 32, after the two sold shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover policeman who posed as buyer during the bust in Tiaong at 6:20 p.m.   Police said the suspects sensed that they were dealing with a police officer and tried to escape aboard their van. However, the undercover officer was quick to shoot at the van's tires and the suspects were stopped.   Seized from the suspects were...Keep on reading: 4 suspected drug pushers fall in separate Quezon buy busts.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 11th, 2018Related News

BIG-TIME BUST: Six kilos of ‘shabu’ seized; stash valued at P72M

BACOLOD City – Days after the Negros Occidental police asked for additional x-ray scanners at the San Carlos City port to detect and intercept contrabands like illegal drugs, authorities seized six kilos of suspected shabu or crystal meth at Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City around 12:30 a.m. on August 8, 2018. The shabu stash, the […] The post BIG-TIME BUST: Six kilos of ‘shabu’ seized; stash valued at P72M appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2018Related News

Seo Kang-joon releases song for ‘Are You Human?’

South Korean actor released a song for the original soundtrack of the series "Are You Human?", K-Pop Herald reports. "You Are My Love" is the ninth track from the soundtrack of the series featuring Seo, who plays the main character Nam Shin. The slow ballad is written from the perspective of Nam, a male robot, with lyrics such as "You are my love, you are the only one," describing someone who is deeply in love. The show's music director Gaemi said Seo has a great singing ability and he was surprised to learn that acting is not the actor's only strength. The song garnered support from fans when the track list of the soundtrack was first unveiled, revealing that Seo could vent...Keep on reading: Seo Kang-joon releases song for ‘Are You Human?’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 8th, 2018Related News

Eight-year-old boy dies after allegedly mistaking father’s meth for cereal in Indiana

An eight-year-old boy died after eating his father's methamphetamine stash in Jackson County, Indiana on June 21. The boy's father, Curtis Collman II, told police officers that his son woke him up in the morning to ask for food, as reported by WDRB last Friday, Aug. 3. Collman recounted that he replied to his son by saying that there was no food available in the house. However, the suspect admitted to having methamphetamine which was placed on a clear glass plate in the kitchen area. The probable cause affidavit noted that the plate had a"brownish in color, crystal-like substance" on it. A toxicology report released on Thursday, Aug. 2 states that the boy ingested 180 times the...Keep on reading: Eight-year-old boy dies after allegedly mistaking father’s meth for cereal in Indiana.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 7th, 2018Related News

Ligue 1 2018-19: 5 new signings to watch out for

By Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Although the transfer window in the French league doesn't close until the end of August, here is the pick of the signings so far ahead of the season starting this weekend: ALEKSANDR GOLOVIN (Monaco) One of the best players at the World Cup was signed by Monaco from CSKA Moscow despite strong interest from Chelsea. With his excellent technique and dribbling skills, 22-year-old Aleksandr Golovin set the tone for a strong showing at the World Cup by setting up two goals and curling in a free kick in Russia's 5-0 opening victory over Saudi Arabia. The midfielder also held his nerve to convert a penalty in the shootout against Spain that sent Russia to the quarterfinals. LUCAS EVANGELISTA (Nantes) Nantes reportedly paid 4 million euros ($4.6 million) to sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Evangelista from Udinese. It represents good value for the unsung player who was scouted by Manchester United a few years ago when he played for Desportivo Brasil in his home country. Evangelista has struggled to establish himself in Europe but finally came to prominence in Portugal with Estoril, with four goals and four assists last season. After starting his career further up on the field as a forward, the 23-year-old Evangelista is a versatile player who can also play on the wings and has shown some excellent attacking qualities on set pieces. JOSE FONTE (Lille) Portugal defender Jose Fonte will continue his much-traveled career in northern France after signing a two-year deal with Lille. The 34-year-old Fonte started all four games at the World Cup in Russia as Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16. Two years ago, he was a member of the squad which won the European Championship in France. The former Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham center back played only a few matches with Chinese club Dalian Yifang this year before terminating his contract. DUJE CALETA-CAR (Marseille) Nine-time champion Marseille bolstered its defense by signing Duje Caleta-Car from Red Bull Salzburg. The 21-year-old Caleta-Car, who played a group game at the World Cup with Croatia, won four Austrian league titles and three national cups with Salzburg. "He is a clever player, who understands football," Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said. "His very physical skills make him very good in the air, and he has good passing abilities." THEOSON-JORDAN SIEBATCHEU (Rennes) American-born striker Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu is back among the elite with Rennes after joining from Reims. The 22-year-old center forward was born in Washington but grew up in France, honing his skills at the Reims academy. He moved to the Brittany club on the back of an excellent season, helping his former team back to the top division with 17 goals......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 7th, 2018Related News

Pusher nabbed in drug bust

By: Gail T. Momblan A SUSPECTED shabu peddler was netted in a drug buy-bust operation at Barangay Bakhaw Mandurriao, Iloilo City, morning of August 4, 2018. Bernardo Delmo Jr., 47 allegedly sold a sachet of suspected shabu or crystal meth to an undercover cop. Members of the Iloilo City Police Station 5 Drug Enforcement Team later […] The post Pusher nabbed in drug bust appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2018Related News

3 held for P820k worth of shabu seized in Abra

BAGUIO CITY --- Three suspects were arrestedon Monday(July 30) during anti-drug operations in Abra province that led to the seizure of guns and 147 grams of shabu (crystal meth) packed in sachets worth P820,000. Tricycle driver Jay Azurin, 38; Lileth Mercurio, 28; and Maria Jenny Katrina Esmeralda, 28, were held following court-approved police searches at their homes in the villages of Agtangao and Cabuloan in Bangued town. Police said Azurin and Mercurio led a drug group operating in Bangued, the capital town, and adjacent Abra municipalities. Also confiscated from the suspects were two handguns and ammunition. KARLSTON LAPNITEN...Keep on reading: 3 held for P820k worth of shabu seized in Abra.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 31st, 2018Related News

Nigerian call center agent nabbed in Laguna buy bust

SAN PEDRO CITY -- A Nigerian, working as a call center agent in Sta. Rosa City in Laguna province, was arrested for selling more than half a million pesos worth of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth). The suspect Michael Amuchie, 28, was arrested by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in an operation around 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Barangay (village) Tagapo. The PDEA, in a statement Monday, said they recovered 100 grams of suspected shabu worth P680,000 that Amuchie tried to sell to an undercover agent. It was not immediately clear how long Amuchie had been staying in the Philippines. In a phone interview Monday, PDEA-Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon spokesperson M...Keep on reading: Nigerian call center agent nabbed in Laguna buy bust.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 30th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Scarlet Snow brings cuteness with nephew Hunter James Pitt

LOOK: Scarlet Snow brings cuteness with nephew Hunter James Pitt.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 28th, 2018Related News

Pusher falls in Molo drug bust

By: Gail T. Momblan A SUSPECTED drug peddler was nabbed in a buy-bust operation at Barangay San Antonio in Molo, Iloilo City evening of July 24, 2018. Members of the Iloilo City Police Station 4 arrested Jay dela Cruz, 34, of the same barangay, after he allegedly sold a sachet of suspected shabu or crystal met […] The post Pusher falls in Molo drug bust appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2018Related News

PNP: ‘Tawas’ not ‘shabu’ found in slain broadcaster’s car

LEGAZPI CITY --- The substance found in a sling bag inside the car of slain radio broadcaster Joey Llana was alum, locally known as "tawas," according to Senior Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, spokesperson of the Bicol Police Regional Office. According to Calubaquib, Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory test showed that the substance, which was initially thought to be "shabu" (crystal meth), was indeed "tawas," a powder-like substance used for odor prevention and skin whitening. The eight sealed plastic sachets were found by Scene of the Crime Operatives inspecting the service vehicle of Llana after he was killed by unidentified gunmen on Friday in Daraga town in Albay pro...Keep on reading: PNP: ‘Tawas’ not ‘shabu’ found in slain broadcaster’s car.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 22nd, 2018Related News

PNP: No shabu found in car of slain Albay broadcaster

LEGAZPI CITY - The white crystalline substance found in several sachets inside a sling bag in the car of slain broadcaster Joey Llana were found not to be 'shabu' (crystal meth), ruling o.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

When Harry Met Sally director on film s 30th anniversary-and that orgasm scene

Meg Ryan (left) and Billy Crystal in 'When Harry Met Sally' LOS ANGELES--It's been almost 30 years since Meg Ryan's unforgettable orgasm scene in 'When Harry Met Sally......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News