The House Committee on Dangerous Drugs has beneficial to the Office of the Ombudsman the investigation and submitting of prison charges in opposition to former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon for allegedly coddling or defending a suspected drug lord who introduced in P6.four billion value of shabu into the nation.
According to the committee report which was launched Wednesday (August 30) after hearings on the difficulty, Faeldon might have violated Section four of Republic Act 9165 when he knowingly, willfully and intentionally shielding, harboring and screening alleged drug lord Chen Ju Long, common supervisor of Hong Fei Logistics, positioned at No. 5510 Aster St., De Casto Subd., Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City.
Chen Ju Long, a.okay.a Richard Tan and Richard Chen, is a Chinese businessman who reportedly tipped off the BoC officers led by Intelligence Officer Neil Estrella concerning the enormous shabu cargo.
The contraband cargo was discovered inside Chen’s warehouse in Valenzuela City final May.
The House panel cited as foundation for its suggestion the testimony of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency director for National Capital Region Wilkins Villanueva, who mentioned he was inclined to deal with Chen Ju Long a suspect and pursue charges for his participation within the unlawful importation.
“But Customs officials including Faeldon and Estrella, according to Director Villanueva, refused and instead insisted that Mr. Chen Ju Long was not a suspect but an informant and thus free from any responsibility,” the report learn.
In addition to submitting drug charges, the panel likewise beneficial to the Office of the Ombudsman the investigation and submitting of charges in opposition to Faeldon for alleged violation of Sec. three(e) of RA 3019 or the anti-graft and corrupt practices act for violating Sec. 86 of RA 9165 (failure to coordinate with PDEA previous to or through the raid); failure to show over the 604 kilos of shabu seized to PDEA; partaking the companies and cost of fats salaries for basketball and volleyball gamers (Sec. three(g) of RA 3019); conduct of unlawful and unauthorized ‘controlled delivery’ of medicine underneath Sec. 32 of RA 9165; and Failure to provoke investigation and submitting of criticism for violation of Sec. 119(d) of RA 10863 in any other case referred to as “Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in reference to the 604 kgs.of shabu shipped or imported underneath EMT Trading.
Faeldon, the committee added, must also be held liable for alleged planting of proof (Sec. 29 of RA 9165) and coddling and defending a suspected drug lord (Section four of Ra 9165); The House Dangerous Drugs panel additionally beneficial that PDEA examine and file charges in opposition to Faeldon for violation of DDB Regulation No. 1 collection of 2002 (custody and disposition of harmful drug, in relation of Sec. 32, RA 9165); and DDB Regulation No. 2 (conduct of managed supply operations).
The panel known as for a preliminary investigation by the Department of Justice in opposition to Faeldon for formally designating Atty. Mandy Therese Anderson for signing the day by day time data of employed basketball and volleyball gamers (falsification and usurpation of authority/official operate outlined and penalized underneath Art. 172 and 177 of the Revised Penal Code).
Congressman Robert Ace Barbers, who heads the committee, mentioned the panel additionally beneficial the investigation and submitting of charges in opposition to Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service Director Neil Estrella for alleged violation of Sec. 2 RA 3019; Sec. 86 and Sec. 32 of RA 9165 and BoC-PDEA MOA; violation of DDB Regulation 1 and a pair of (custody and disposition of seized medication and conduct of managed supply operations); violation of Sec. 29 of RA 9165 (planting of proof) and Sec. four of RA 9165 for coddling and defending suspected drug lord Chen Ju Long.
The panel additionally pushed for the submitting of criticism in opposition to BoC deputy commissioner Gerardo Gambala earlier than the DoJ for violation of Sec. 1431(f) of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) for negligence; a criticism for neglect of responsibility earlier than the Civil Service Commission in opposition to Director Milo Maestrocampo; criticism in opposition to Atty. Mandy Therese Anderson for falsification underneath Art. 172 of RPC; usurpation of authority of official operate underneath Art 177 of RPC and Section 1 of Republic Act 10.
Other BoC brokers underneath Director Estrella, recognized as Joel Pinawin, Oliver Valiente, amongst others had been additionally beneficial to be charged with alleged planting of proof and conduct of managed supply with out PDEA chief’s approval.