(UPDATED) The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has really useful the submitting of drug trafficking and violations of the customs legal guidelines in opposition to 9 people who supposedly facilitated the shipment into the nation of the P6.Four-billion value of shabu from China.
Customs dealer Mark Taguba acted because the “whistleblower” and named those that Bureau of Customs (BOC) officers accepting payoffs are amongst these being referred to as to be formally charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Taguba, together with Li Guang Feng alias Manny Li and Dong Yi Shen Xi a.ok.a. Kenneth Dong who supposedly acted because the “middlemen” are referred to as to be held liable for unauthorized follow of Customs’ dealer career or Section 28 of RA 9280.
Richard Tan or Ken Joo Lung whose title was listed because the receiver of the mentioned shipment is really useful to face charges of importation of harmful medication or violation of Section Four o RA 1965.
Also included within the charge sheet are a sure Chen I. Min and Jho Ming Jyun, Fidel Anoche Dee who’s the caretaker of the storage unit the place among the shabu have been discovered, consignee Eirine Mae Agustino Tatad and customs dealer Teejay Marcellana.
“Will you say that all these people are involved in (that) drug importation in this country?” blue ribbon committee chair Sen. Richard Gordon requested NBI Assistant Regional Director Vicente De Guzman through the persevering with inquiry on the mentioned incident Tuesday and to which he was answered within the affirmative.
The mentioned NBI findings was submitted to the blue ribbon committee at the beginning of the listening to.
“So lahat sila involved sa drugs,” Gordon mentioned.
While Tatad is being referred to as to be charged, the NBI mentioned her brother-in-law Eduardo Dio who launched her to Marcellana and Taguba and satisfied her supposedly to be a “consignee for hire” isn’t included within the charge sheet.
But Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional director Wilkins Villanueva instructed Gordon that each one these privy to the shipment shouldn’t be spared from the drug charges “because they (helped) facilitate the importation of dangerous drugs.”
Citing Section Four of the Dangerous Drugs Act, Villanueva mentioned Tatad and her brother-in-law are additionally liable and might be charged for conspiracy to import unlawful substance into the nation.
“Can I read the law, the penalty of life imprisonment and fine ranging from P500,000 to P10 million shall be imposed upon any person who unless authorized by law shall import or bring in to the Philippines any dangerous drug regardless of the quantity and purity involved including any or all specie of opium, poppy or any substances deprived there from even for floral, decorative and culinary purposes. You’re citing that law?” Gordon requested.
“Yes your honor. As you can see, they conspire to import dangerous drugs,” Villanueva mentioned.
De Guzman mentioned they’ll evaluation their preliminary findings and go over their investigation experiences within the wake of the statements of the PDEA official.
“Yes I just want to make sure because Senate President (Aquilino) Koko Pimentel (III) wants me to make a preliminary report and I will consult the committee on that,” mentioned Gordon.