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Lacson blames corrupt Customs officials for trash shipments

/ 09:09 PM May 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson blames corrupt Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials for the entry into Philippine ports not only of illegal drugs but also garbage.

“As long as fictitious consignees and unscrupulous brokers continue to work with corrupt customs officials, tons of garbage and shabu will enter our country’s ports,” Lacson said in a tweet Saturday.

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“All, including garbage and shabu are toxic and should be treated as such,” he added.

Previously, President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered the “immediate” return of the tons of trash that came from Canada.

Meanwhile, there were other reports that the country had received trash from Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong.

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