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No evidence linking Lapeña to P11-B shabu smuggling-PDEA

/ 02:59 PM December 13, 2018

There is no evidence to link former Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña to the smuggling of over P11-billion worth of shabu, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino said on Thursday.

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Lapeña in August said the magnetic lifters in Cavite tested negative for shabu.

But in October, Lapeña conceded that there was shabu in the magnetic lifters that slipped past Customs.

“We have not seen any evidence that will link former Commissioner Lapeña sa mga kaso and that is why he was not included in the filing of the case,” Aquino said.

The PDEA chief said his legal team reviewed all the evidence but could not find any that would link Lapeña.

As for possible administrative liability, Aquino said they would forward copies of their complaint to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the Ombudsman.

“I think they have more authority to file administrative cases if there is,” Aquino told reporters

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