Ranking officers of the Bureau of Customs could have extra explaining to do concerning the P6.Four-billion drug cargo from China than suspended threat administration officer Larribert Hilario, Sen. Panfilo Lacson mentioned Thursday.
Lacson, citing an affidavit from Hilario, mentioned the suspended official did his job when he flagged a cargo from EMT Trading however was ignored by his superiors.
“Napansin niya may pattern ang pag-encode ng broker na lagi P40,000 or thereabouts ang babayarang taripa kaya nagduda siya, gumawa siya ng memo. Pinadala niya sa Import Assessment Service. Teka, meron ditong pagkakamali na nakikita ko. Parang alarm bells yan eh, ito bantayan nyo ito dahil ito kaduda-duda, bakit ganito lang?” Lacson mentioned in an interview on DZBB radio.
This was earlier than Hilario was suspended by Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, he mentioned.
Yet, Lacson mentioned Hilario was questioned for flagging the cargo by signing in for Gerardo Gambala of the BOC’s command middle.
“Si Hilario ginawa ang trabaho niya, nag-flag siya sa EMT. Pero di pinansin,” he mentioned.
“Kaya mas maraming ipaliwanag sa liderato ng BOC kesa kay Hilario,” he added.