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SHABU SMUGGLING PROBE

SHABU SMUGGLING PROBE
 

24 October 2018 06:41:50 PM

The House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chaired by Rep. Robert Ace Barbers (2nd District, Surigao del Norte) and Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability represented by its Vice Chairman Rep. Henry Oaminal (2nd District, Misamis Occidental) on Wednesday resumed their joint inquiry into the seizure last August 18 by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) of 500 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” worth P4.3 billion, which were concealed in magnetic scrap lifters in an unclaimed container at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). Also during the hearing, former BOC X-ray Division Chief Atty. Ma. Lourdes Mangaoang maintained her position that the magnetic scrap lifters seized by the BOC and PDEA contained illegal drugs based on what was detected in the x-ray machine. BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña and PDEA Chief Aaron Aquino also attended the hearing. | Eddie Galvez/ GIlbert Engay

 
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