Senator Antonio Trillanes believes he’s closing in n establishing the hyperlinks of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte to the smuggling operations of the “Davao Group” at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the Davao Death Squad (DDS).
On Aug. 17, Trillanes had written Sen. Dick Gordon, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to summon Davao City councilor Nilo “Small” Abellera; Hernani “Jack” Co, Bureau of Customs Auction Division chief; and Lourdes “Tita Nani” Rosario, from the BoC Imports and Assessment Service (IAS) to the Senate probe on smuggling for his or her alleged hyperlinks to the presidential son.
Trillanes based mostly his invitation on testimony by Customs fixer Mark Taguba Taguba who claimed that the Davao Group helped him expedite his transactions with the BoC with regard to his shipments, citing “Small”, “Jack”, and “Tita Nani” as their members.
During the Aug. 22 public listening to on the smuggling of P6.four billion shabu from China, Trillanes confirmed footage of “Pulong” with Abellera to present inheritor “closeness.”
On Aug. 23, Taguba learn a textual content message supposedly despatched by Tita Nani in Jan. 2017 directing him to shell out P5 million as “enrollment fee” with the Davao Group—so they might embody him of their “protection” record.
“Good am Marc. Will make final arrangement with Jack. He is the handler of Paolo. Now, we have to advance the 1 million so he can fly down to Davao to arrange your meeting with Pulong asap. During the meeting you personally turn over the 5 million. Same manner, you likewise turn over the 1 million to jack when we meet. Last bar na ako, don’t call. Just text, ” based mostly on the textual content despatched by Tita Nani to Taguba.
Sen. Ping Lacson on Wednesday added extra names to the rising record of “bribe givers or “players” at the BoC allied with the Davao Group – Charlie Tan and a sure “Eunice” of Davao.
Trillanes stated he was additionally validating experiences that Paolo was a “kumpadre” of a sure Supt. Leonardo, who reportedly leads a group of alleged rouge policemen who conduct extrajudicial killings (EJKs) of suspected drug sellers and drug customers in Davao.
The senator stated Leonardo, who belongs to Phil. National Police Academy Batch 1996, handles the operation of the “Philippine Death Squad,” allegedly below President Rodrigo Duterte.
Trillanes claimed that it was Leonardo who releases the reward cash to policemen who can be in a position to liquidate drug personalities.