5 months Lacson hits BOC, PDEA for questionable auction of intercepted ‘shabu’ MB
By Mario Casayuran The country’s illegal drugs problem remains an unstoppable multi-billion-peso gravy train as the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) circumvented the law by auctioning off P1 billion worth of smuggled ‘’shabu’’ (crystal meth) last April 22. Senator Panfilo Lacson (JAY GANZON / MANILA BULLETIN) What the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (Republic Act 10863) allows is that seized illegal drugs must be burned and not offered for sale in a public auction, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson in a privilege speech at the Senate session hall. Lacson, chairman of the Senate public order ... more