An official of the International Enforcement Cooperation Division-Anti-Smuggling Bureau (ASB) of the General Administration of Customs (GACC) of China stated that no Filipino was involved within the cargo of the 605 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu value P6.four billion.
In a letter addressed to Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, Zhang Xiaohui, head of the ASB of the GACC, clarified that there have been no Filipinos involved within the smuggling of the stated contraband.
“We hereby certificated (sic) that no Filipino citizen was detected by ASB to be involved in the drug smuggling and that based on our intelligence, there was only one shipment of drug destined for the Philippines and no other shipment was related to this case,” Zhang stated in a two-page letter dated July 17.
The Chinese official additionally assured that there was no different drug cargo of the unlawful drug to the Philippines throughout that interval.
Zhang congratulated the BOC’s Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Service (CIIS) headed by Director Neil Estrella for its immediate motion on the intelligence data associated by China on May 26, 2017.
“Thank you to the prompt action of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, Bureau of Philippine Customs, the 605 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride was successfully seized. Otherwise, the drugs will go into the black market which the consequence cannot be imagined,” he added.
Zhang stated the knowledge was relayed to “Mr. Rainier,” reportedly Estrella’s chief of workers, requesting fast motion on the matter, which resulted within the fast restoration of the cargo was “another example of the necessity of cooperation between China and the Philippines Customs.”
He famous that his workplace despatched the next data to CIIS for additional investigation:
— Xiamen Ati-Smuggling Bureau began the actual anti-drug intelligence operation from January 2017 to May 2017
— United actions had been carried out in Xiamen, Quanzhou, Donggua and Shenzhen, leading to 4 suspects being captured.
— On May 25, 2017, Xiamen Anti-Smuggling Bureau investigation revealed that one cargo declared as 5 printing cylinders was suspected to hide medication
— The cylinders had been shipped from Shihu, Quanzhou, Xiamen Customs District to Manila, the Philippines by its provider, Hong Fei Logistics Company.
“Once again, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to your utmost attention and since cooperation and assistance. We have a good start and I believe there is plenty of room for our future cooperation,” Zhang added. (Ferdinand G. Patinio/PNA)