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Senate alleges corruption and incompetence in customs bureau over biggest haul yet of shabu smuggled into PH - CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) — Lawmakers could not hide their exasperation as they investigated on Monday the alleged involvement of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in a shipment of shabu from China worth P6.4 billion (US$126 million).and more »

Duterte: 'I believe in Faeldon's integrity' - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he still trusts Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon after the latter got embroiled in a controversy involving a P6.4-billion illegal drug shipment that slipped past the port of Manila.and more »

Faeldon fires back at House: I'll expose you - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - With fresh assurance of presidential support, Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon yesterday threatened to expose influence peddlers among members of the House of Representatives and other politicians whom he called ...and more »

Senators see customs, Chinese 'connivance' in P6.4-B smuggled shabu - Rappler

It's clear customs people are involved, says Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. If 604 kilos of shabu got past the BOC this one time, 'ilan pa ang nakalusot?' Camille Elemia · @CamilleElemia. Published 8:30 AM, August 01, 2017. Updated 4:25 PM, August 03 ...and more »

Lawmakers call for resignation of Customs chief - CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 1) — Lawmakers called for the resignation of Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Nicanor Faeldon following the release of a P6.4 billion (US$ 126 million) shipment of illegal drugs via a special express customs lane.and more »

Customs execs slammed for violations in House drug probe -

“All the drugs were contaminated. Everyone's touching it. Everyone's taking selfies with the drugs. I was really taken aback!” This was how Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency regional director Wilkins Villanueva described the Bureau of Customs' alleged ...and more »

Faeldon to 'corrupt' politicians: Shame on you - Rappler

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon refuses to name these politicians with 'unreasonable requests' to the Bureau of Customs, but tells them to stop their corrupt ways. Eloisa Lopez. Published 3:40 PM, August 02, 2017. Updated 4:36 PM, August 03, ...and more »

Senate takes custody of customs broker linked to shabu shipment - Rappler

Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says it is necessary to give Mark Ruben Taguba security after the latter tags officials in an executive session. Camille Elemia · @CamilleElemia. Published 6:25 PM, July 31, 2017. Updated 8:50 PM, July ...and more »

Gordon seeks hold departure order vs shipper of P6.4-B shabu from China - Rappler

A certain Richard Chen or Richard Tan, a Taiwanese national, allegedly ordered the shipping of 604 kilos of shabu from China to Manila. Camille Elemia · @CamilleElemia. Published 2:55 PM, July 31, 2017. Updated 4:23 PM, August 03, 2017. SHABU.and more »

Customs officials accused of procedural violations -

“All the drugs were contaminated. Everyone's touching it. Everyone's taking selfies with the drugs. I was really taken aback!” This was how Wilkins Villanueva, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), described the Bureau of ...and more »