smuggled drugs - updates

Rappler's latest stories on smuggled drugs


Customs seizes P120 million worth of shabu in Clark

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The shabu is found in packages declared as chairs and bar stools

BOC seized P120.36-M worth of shabu masked as chair, stools. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

Arrest warrant out for Chinese forwarder in P6.4-B shabu case

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Chen Ju Long, also known as Richard Chen or Richard Tan, remains at large

SCAPEGOAT? Chinese businessman Richard Tan, the alleged shipper of the 604 kilos of shabu from China, cries foul over the initial findings of the Senate blue ribbon committee.  Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Coast Guard sees similarities in cocaine packs found in Sorsogon, Isabela

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard will buy more high-speed boats and possibly drones to help monitor the country's coastline

SIMILAR PACKAGES. Similarly packaged cocaine is found in Isabela and Sorsogon. Rappler file photo

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'

Gordon panel wants charges vs Faeldon, 4 others over P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wants former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon charged with violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China on July 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill gotten wealth

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Paolo Duterte's 'friend' denies involvement in P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:43 AM

UPDATED Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr who skipped the Senate probe due to health issues confirms his meeting with Customs broker Mark Taguba

PAOLO DUTERTE AND SMALL ABELLERA. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (middle) with Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr (right). Photo sourced by the office of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Customs broker: Paolo Duterte's 'friend, handler' got bribe money

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:19 PM

UPDATED Mark Taguba says he met with Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte s friend and handler and paid them P5 million as initial fee

SMUGGLING. A customs broker and fixer says he met with presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's friend and handler and paid them P5 million. Photo courtesy of office of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

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

NBI seizes P120M worth of shabu, guns in Tondo

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:59 PM

An alleged drug syndicate was supposed to transport the drugs to Mindanao

NBI operation yields guns and drugs

Shabu smugglers nabbed at Fedex warehouse in NAIA

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Two smugglers are arrested for possessing and importing around 1 2 kilograms of shabu

Indonesia: Regardless of case in PH, Mary Jane will be punished

Jan 13, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The fact is that she smuggled drugs to Indonesia and she was caught red handed at the airport

PUNISHMENT. The Indonesian government says Mary Jane Veloso, who is accused of trafficking drugs, will be punished somehow. EPA/BIMO SATRIO

IN PHOTOS: Smiling, laid-back Mary Jane Veloso watches art show

Nov 09, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The photos are a stark difference from previous photos of the dejected and helpless looking Filipina on death row before she was almost executed in April

Filipina in HK accused of smuggling 1.8 kilos of drugs

May 08, 2015 - 4:40 PM

A customs report said the woman arrived from Manila on February 2 Upon baggage examination Customs officers found cocaine inside her suitcase

Meth found inside teddy bear in NAIA

Jul 05, 2014 - 6:53 PM

It is the first time for Customs authorities to find illegal drugs concealed in a teddy bear

Mexico catches drug cartel leader dubbed 'Ugly Betty'

Sep 02, 2013 - 3:11 PM

Alberto Carrillo Fuentes is believed to have taken over the cartel named after Ciudad Juarez the city bordering Texas

Filipinas held in HK for drug smuggling

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:00 PM

The two women aged 27 and 31 were reportedly carrying P60 million worth of methamphetamine on their way to Clark airport in Pampanga Philippines

File photo by AFP/Pool/Mike Clarke

3 Pinoys may face death in Indonesia for drug smuggling

Apr 09, 2013 - 6:58 PM

They were arrested last week with 15 3 kilos of shabu at a Jakarta airport

Marijuana found floating off US coast

May 22, 2012 - 6:12 AM

Four tons of marijuana worth more than US 3 M found floating off the coast of California