PNP looking into background of Chinese tagged in ‘shabu’ smuggling
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday it is looking at the background of Chinese national Jacky Co whom Senator Panfilo Lacson claimed was responsible for the smuggling of “shabu” worth P1.8 million last March 22.
“Sa kasalukuyan, tinitingnan natin ‘yung record natin tungkol sa pagkakakilanlan ng taong ito. Kasalukuyan tayong nagbe-verify kung ano ang kaniyang background at ano ang meron tayo sa records natin,” PNP spokesperson Police Col. Bernard Banac said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.
(Right now, we are looking at our records on the identity of this person. We are now verifying his background and looking at whatever we can find in our records.)
Lacson earlier alleged in a privilege speech at the Senate on Wednesday that Co, alias Zhijian Xu, is behind the 276 kilograms of shabu confiscated at the Manila International Container Port.
Lacson also criticized the Bureau of Immigration since Co was able to fly in and out of the country despite being on the Interpol watchlist. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.