Sen. Bam fears whitewash at Customs

A senator expressed shock over the Department of Justice's decision to clear Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials in connection with the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu into the country last May.

"Kakaiba iyan. Sa aming pagdinig sa Senado, kitang-kita na hindi mangyayari ang pagpasok ng droga sa bansa kung walang kasabwat sa loob ng BOC. It takes two to tango," said Sen. Bam Aquino during a radio interview.

"Whether pinapasok iyan dahil kasangkot sila, o dahil sa corruption dahil nasilaw sila sa pera. Whatever the case, liable pa rin sila at kasama pa rin sila sa nagpasok ng droga sa bansa," added the senator.

"Kakaiba ho iyan pero marami namang kakaiba sa DOJ ngayon," said Sen. Bam.

Sen. Bam stressed that the draft report of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, headed by Sen. Richard Gordon, recommended that cases be filed against Customs officials, led by former commissioner Nicanor Faeldon.

Source: Senate of the Philippines

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