NBI nabs consignee of P6.4 billion shabu shipment from China
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives arrested on Friday, the consignee of the P6.4 billion shabu shipment which was smuggled from China.
In a text message to reporters, NBI Public Information Officer Nick Suarez said suspect Eirene Mae Tatad will be brought to the NBI Headquarters in Manila following her arrest in Iloilo.
Tatad, owner of EMT Trading, was ordered arrested by the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 46 for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 for importation of dangerous drugs.
Aside from Tatad, the court also ordered the arrests of Customs fixer Mark Taguba, who already surrendered to the NBI, Li Guang Feng alias Manny Li, Dong Yi Shen Xi alias Kenneth Dong, Teejan Marcellana, Chen I-Min, Jhu Ming Jhyun, and Chen Rong Juan.
The court ordered the arrests of the suspects after finding probable cause in the criminal charges filed by the Department of Justice over the shabu smuggling fiasco. /muf
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