drug smuggling in the Philippines - updates

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Customs seizes P1.4M worth of marijuana hidden in snack packs

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:16 AM

The Kush marijuana is hidden in tortilla chips packaging

KUSH MARIJUANA. Customs authorities intercept a parcel of Kush marijuana hidden inside tortilla chips packages. Photo from Shutterstock

Chinese linked to P6.4-B smuggled shabu denies bribing BI to leave PH

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Richard Tan's lawyer says his client was not informed by the DOJ that an Immigration lookout bulletin was already issued against him

NOT INFORMED? Chinese businessman Richard Tan, the alleged shipper of the 604 kilos of shabu from China, says he wasn't informed a lookout bulletin was issued against him. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Trillanes on draft Gordon report: Death for poor, lifestyle check for Paolo Duterte

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the initial findings in Senator Richard Gordon's draft report are 'lacking and wanting'

No proof linking Davao Group to P6.4-billion shabu shipment – Gordon

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the shabu smuggled from China, and will now focus on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DRUG SMUGGLING. The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon to summon judge for failing to order destruction of 890 kilos of shabu

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'Mandatory 'yun eh. He's violating the law. In fact, the Supreme Court should file charges against him,' says Senator Richard Gordon on San Juan City Regional Trial Court Judge Jovencio Gascon

Trillanes wants Davao councilor summoned to P6.4-B shabu probe

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Why would a councilor from Davao City be dealing with some brokers? And this Small Abellera is known in Davao City to be very close to Paolo Duterte says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

'BEAR IT.' Senator Antonio Trillanes has this advice for his colleagues in jail: just grin and bear it. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

No evidence vs Paolo Duterte in smuggled shabu case – Gordon

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Hearsay sabi sabi Papaano naman yun? That s unfair says administration ally and Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon

'Middleman' in P6.4-B shabu says Paolo Duterte just an 'acquaintance'

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:02 PM

UPDATED Kenneth Dong the alleged middleman in the P6 4 billion smuggled shabu from China says he met the presidential son in 2008 but they are not close

WACKY SHOT. Kenneth Dong (in glasses) with his friends and 'acquaintance' Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (right). Photo courtesy of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

TIMELINE: How P6.4-B worth of shabu was smuggled into PH from China

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Government agents seize the contraband in a warehouse in Valenzuela City 3 days after it left the Manila International Container Port

Paolo Duterte a 'smuggler'? Trillanes releases documents anew

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:54 PM

This comes after presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was implicated in a House probe into the P6 4 billion shabu shipment from China

File photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Escudero hits BOC for 'slow' response to smuggled shabu

Aug 09, 2017 - 4:20 PM

[Kapag] gramo ng shabu nanlalaban parati pinapatay Ito P6 4 billion worth na sobrang ingat nyo says Senator Francis Escudero questioning why charges have yet to be filed

Legislators grill Faeldon, Customs on 3rd consecutive day

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Legislators – this time during a House ways and means committee hearing – continue grilling Customs officials over how billions of shabu made it past the bureau

3RD DAY. BOC Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon answers questions from legislators during a ways and means hearing at the House of Representatives on Wednesday, August 2. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to be 'fair' when deciding Faeldon's fate

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to read the final report on the shabu shipment from China before deciding whether or not to fire Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon