Abogado Minutes Carpio admitted visiting ex-Customs Commissioner Nic Faeldon’s workplace however not to foyer for the smuggling operations of the “Davao Group.”
In his first look at the Senate Blue Ribbon committee, the presidential son in legislation instructed Senators he doesn’t have any information in regards to the “tara system” within the BOC, rather more in regards to the Davao Group.
Carpio confessed to visiting the BOC to accompany and help a consumer to press to then Commissioner Faeldon to order using the unutilized P250 million X-ray machines in Davao port to assist curb smuggling actions.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV had accused Carpio of working for the “Davao Group” primarily based on testimony by Customs dealer Mark Taguba.
“I do not know Mark Ruben Taguba and have not met him. I am a lawyer by profession and my practice involves representing my clients in courts and other government institutions including the BOC. In fact, the case I’m working on in the BOC dates back to the administration of (former) Pres. (Benigno) Aquino (III),” he stated.
“I am here before this committee to formally declare that I have no knowledge of or involvement in the illegal drugs shipment which is the subject matter of this inquiry and to assist the committee in whatever way I can as a resource person,” stated the nephew of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.