7 months Manila court issues hold-departure order vs Acierto, 6 others over drug smuggling MB
By Erma Edera The Manila Regional Trial Court has issued a hold-departure order (HDO) against former police officer Eduardo Acierto and six others indicted for illegal drugs over the smuggling of billions of pesos worth of shabu through magnetic lifters. The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 35 issued the HDO, directing the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to prevent the accused from leaving the country. Aside from Acierto, Customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban and former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Deputy Director for Administration Ismael Fajardo; importers Chan Yee Wah alias “KC Chan” and Zhou Quan alias “Zhang Quan”; consignees Vedasto ... more