Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III downplayed any significance to the “threat” issued by Bureau of Customs (BOC) Comm. Nicanor Faeldon saying that the latter’s claims might be however a ploy to distract public consideration on a extra severe issue, the invention of the P6.5-billion price of smuggled shabu in a warehouse in Valenzuela City.
“The issue is that huge amounts of drugs come of the BOC. Yun ang issue. Is the rampant corruption still rampant or is it incompetence (on the part of the BOC)?” Sotto requested.
The Senate chief was reacting to Faeldon’s menace of exposing these from the House of Representatives who allegedly tried to affect corrupt practices within the bureau.
Sotto reminded Faeldon that he’s the one on the helm of the bureau and due to this fact, the one calling the photographs insofar as working the affairs of the BOC.
“The lawmakers are not the ones running the bureau,” the bulk chief stated.
Senate probers, throughout Monday’s listening to by the blue ribbon committee on the stated issue, famous reviews that there had been earlier incidents have been alleged smuggled medicine managed to go by means of the bureau undetected.