DOJ sues broker Taguba, others in P6.4-B ‘shabu’ smuggling through Customs

DOJ sues broker Taguba, others in P6.4-B ‘shabu’ smuggling through Customs

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed at the Valenzuela City Regional Trial Court a case for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act against customs broker Mark Ruben G. Taguba II and at least nine others in connection with the importation of over 602 kilograms of shabu worth P6.4-billion.

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Senate blue ribbon panel criticizes Aguirre for cavalier attitude

Senate blue ribbon panel criticizes Aguirre for cavalier attitude

The Senate blue ribbon committee hit Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for belittling the magnitude of the shipment of P6.4 billion worth of shabu that went past the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The committee, which majority Sen. Richard Gordon chairs, said it was unbecoming of a Justice secretary to have a cavalier attitude toward the case.

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Gordon’s panel: Aguirre’s attitude over BOC case ‘unbecoming’ of a Justice secretary

Gordon’s panel: Aguirre’s attitude over BOC case ‘unbecoming’ of a Justice secretary

The Senate blue ribbon committee hit Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for belittling the magnitude of the shipment of P6.4 billion worth of shabu that went past the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The committee, which majority Sen. Richard Gordon chairs, said it was unbecoming of a Justice secretary to have a cavalier attitude toward the case.

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Faeldon meeting with smugglers bared

Faeldon meeting with smugglers bared

Former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon met with the so-called big players or smugglers at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) days after he took office in July 2016 and Sen. Panfilo Lacson is questioning the propriety of such meeting.

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Faeldon seeks Trillanes’ expulsion, dares Lacson to sue him

Faeldon seeks Trillanes’ expulsion, dares Lacson to sue him

Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Nicanor Faeldon is asking the Senate committee on ethics and privileges to either suspend or expel Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for accusing him of being “at the heart of the controversy” over the P6.4-billion worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) smuggled into the country from China.

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Trillanes pushes ‘shabu’ shipment probe

Trillanes pushes ‘shabu’ shipment probe

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday said he would object to Sen. Richard Gordon’s bid to terminate the Senate blue ribbon committee’s inquiry into the P6.4-billion “shabu” (crystal meth) shipment from China because the committee had not yet located “Tita Nani,” the Bureau of Customs (BOC) official allegedly representing the Davao Group led by presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte in the smuggling activities.

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Duterte orders cops: Kill my son if he’s involved in illegal drugs

Duterte orders cops: Kill my son if he’s involved in illegal drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he had ordered the police to kill his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, if they should catch him being involved in the illegal drug trade.

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Trader who fought Davao smuggling admits hiring Duterte son-in-law

A businessman who fought smuggling in his container yard had confirmed that he hired the services of lawyer Manases Carpio, husband of Mayor Sara Duterte, to help him in his legal fight with the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

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