smuggled shabu - updates

Rappler's latest stories on smuggled shabu


Gordon warns BOC’s Guerrero: Beware of ‘treacherous’ customs

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The senator shows newly-appointed Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero a photo of PDEA officials partying with an ex-cop supposedly involved in billion-peso shabu shipments

WARNING. Senator Richard Gordon gives newly appointed BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero words of advise. Photo of Rey by Darren Langit, Photo of Gordon by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gordon cites 4 witnesses in contempt over absence at shabu probe

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says the witnesses, including dismissed cop Eduardo Acierto and sacked PDEA official Ismael Fajardo, face arrest if they skip the next Senate hearing

ABSENT. Senator Richard Gordon wants those involved in the probe into the P11 billion missing shabu brought to the Senate for the next hearing. Graphics by Ken Bautista; Photos by Angie de Silva, Ben Nabong, and Rambo Talabong/Rappler

House resumes probe into missing P6.8-B shabu shipment

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:46 AM

What is expected to happen in the continuation of the House probe into the alleged missing P6.8-billion shabu shipment?

MORE QUESTIONS. The House of Representatives Committee on Dangerous Drugs resumes its probe into the alleged missing shabu.

Customs stops more magnetic lifters, says none carry shabu

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:10 PM

After performing two x-ray scans and scrutiny from sniffer dogs, the Bureau of Customs concludes the lifters are empty of illegal drugs

SEIZED. Two magnetic lifters are put on hold by the Bureau of Customs after they were allegedly misdeclared by its consignee. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

House panel to compel PDEA chief to attend P6.8-B shabu shipment hearing

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino has not cooperated in any House probes into drug smuggling, says retired police general-turned-congressman Romeo Acop

NO SHOW. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino fails to attend the House probe into the smuggling of P6.8-billion shabu into the country. Screenshot by Rappler

Malacanang on Carandang, Rappler cyber libel complaint, Top CHED official resigns | Evening wRap

Feb 01, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Court orders arrest of Mark Taguba, middlemen in shabu smuggling

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

No bail is recommended for Customs broker Mark Taguba and several others facing charges

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte on son’s resignation, NCCC mall fire, Peya Travel owner arrested | Evening wRap

Dec 26, 2017 - 7:12 PM

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P17.5M worth of shabu sent through FedEx turned over to PDEA

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The Bureau of Customs also turns over to PDEA the two suspects who claimed the contraband from the FedEx warehouse

DOJ clears Faeldon, charges Taguba in shabu shipment case

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

DOJ says the PDEA did not clearly accuse Faeldon and other Customs officials in its complaint, meriting a dismissal

CLEARED. Former BOC commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other Customs officials are cleared in the P6.4-bllion worth of shabu shipment from China. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Solano, SALN, China | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:41 PM

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PDEA files complaint vs Faeldon, 11 others over smuggled shabu

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The respondents face a string of complaints, such as allegedly conspiring to import illegal drugs, protecting drug traffickers, and violation of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act

COMPLAINTS. Former BOC commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and several others face complaints over the P6.4-bllion worth of shabu shipment from China. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Duterte slams 'ignorant' Trillanes as 'political ISIS'

Sep 03, 2017 - 2:14 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes these remarks as Senator Antonio Trillanes IV tags Duterte s kin – his son Paolo and son in law Manases – in alleged smuggling

'POLITICAL ISIS.' President Rodrigo Duterte slams Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as 'political ISIS' for his supposed ignorance. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Trillanes, Faeldon face off in Senate probe into smuggled shabu

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon initially refuses to answer questions of his former comrade Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the existence of corruption in his agency

House committee wants to check Faeldon confinement in Taytay

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The customs commissioner skips a congressional hearing anew He has previously cited acute coronary syndrome hypertension and dental emergency

UNWELL. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon excuses himself on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from the House ways and means committee hearing, saying he is confined at the Manila East Medical Center. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Faeldon skips hearing for 'dental emergency'; congressmen annoyed

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:23 AM

If it s less than a heart attack he should show up says Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo

EMERGENCY? Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon attends a House of Representatives hearing on August 2, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Customs bureau seizes P195M in illegal drugs

Jul 11, 2015 - 7:25 PM

The Bureau of Customs vows to erase the impression that the Philippines remains an international transit point of illegal drugs in Asia

NO TO DRUGS. The Bureau of Customs vows to crackdown on drug smuggling in the Philippines.