Why are Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and his chief of workers the one ones being pilloried over the P6.Four-billion value of shabu from China that managed to make it previous by the Bureau of Customs’ specific lane final May?
Conspicuously ignored within the House methods and means committee’s probe on the contraband shipment was the involvement of Manila International Container Port (MICP) district collector Vincent Philip Maronilla within the cargo’s launch.
The shipment couldn’t have discovered its approach to the Valenzuela warehouse the place it was finally seized with out being launched by BOC officials on the MICP.
Interestingly, Maronilla is thought to be a consuming buddy and “brother” of House committee on harmful medicine chair and Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers from the Alpha Phi Beta fraternity.
Another official who has but to investigated by the House panel relating to the drug shipment is Deputy Customs Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno, who heads the Enforcement Group.
It seems Nepomuceno by no means acted on the invention of the contraband cargo even when the BOC’s anti-drug unit is below him.
Like Maronilla, Nepomuceno additionally has ties to a strong House member: Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo.
Nepomuceno and Quimbo are greatest buddies, with their relationship going a great distance again.
He additionally occurs to be a member of Iglesia ni Cristo, which could clarify the notion that he’s untouchable inside BOC and past.