Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday mentioned he has the “goods” on the alleged involvement of some members of the First Family in smuggling actions, together with their supposed hyperlinks to the smuggling of P6.Four-billion shabu from China.
“I will show it tomorrow and at the end of the hearing tomorrow, I am confident the people will agree with me that the two are involved not just with the smuggling operations but with the P6.4 billion drug shipment,” he mentioned in an interview.
Asked how strong his data is or if it could stand scrutiny in court docket, Trillanes replied: “You be the judge.”
The senator has accused Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law, Atty. Manases Carpio of being the brains behind the “Davao Group”, a extremely influential operator within the Bureau of Customs (BOC) primarily based on testimony made by customs dealer Mark Taguba within the Senate blue ribbon investigation.
Carpio is the husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and nephew of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.
Trillanes mentioned he deliberate to grill Paolo and Carpio even if he knew that they wouldn’t be cooperative and would invoke their proper to stay silent and in opposition to self-incrimination.
“We’re working on the assumption na pupunta sila and magsasalita sila or kung hindi man magsasalita, so kumbaga, all scenarios we have prepared for. So we’ll see,” he mentioned.
“This is not a court. We’re trying to extract info we’re trying to ferret out the truth about the issue. So it’s not about proving anything. It’s up to the people who will watch the proceedings tomorrow about what really happened,” he mentioned.