By: Filane Mikee Cervantes
The House pf Repreenatives has detained the Bureau of Customs (BOC) official who allegedly didn’t tag the cargo of P6.25 billion price of unlawful medication from China as contraband in the BOC’s computerized classification system.
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas disclosed this to House reporters on Monday in an ambush interview.
Fariñas stated Larribert Hilario, head of the BOC’s threat administration workplace, would be showing as a “surprise witness” in the House inquiry on the latest entry of a cargo from China containing methamphetamine hydrochloride, in any other case referred to as shabu.
Hilario was blamed for the BOC’s blunder and was suspended from workplace after he didn’t enter the info in the BOC’s system that the cargo contained illicit medication, due to this fact failing to cease the entry of contrabands from overseas.
Fariñas stated the Customs official has been positioned underneath “protective custody” of House Sergeant-at-Arms Roland Detabali as licensed by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
“Yung allegedly na-suspend, nandyan na siya (Hilario). May mga testimony siya na talagang magliliwanag,” Fariñas stated.
The unlawful cargo was found on May 30 when members of the BOC and the National Bureau of Investigation personnel raided a warehouse on Aster Street in Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City, primarily based on a tip coming from their Chinese counterparts.
The consignee of the topic cargo carrying the shabu was recognized as EMT Trading.
The House Committee on Dangerous Drugs is scheduled to conduct a probe on the shabu cargo on Tuesday. (PNA)