Senate holds 2 in shabu probe

November 27, 2018

THE Senate has already in custody two of the four personalities that were issued contempt order by the Blue Ribbon Committee in connection with the investigation in the multi-billion shabu shipment at the Bureau of Customs.

First to surrender this Monday was SMYD Trading owner Marina Signapan.  SMYD was the listed consignee of the magnetic lifters that were found in a warehouse in Cavite and is said to contain billions worth of imported shabu.

Around 3 p.m. yesterday, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) surrendered to the BRC a certain Emilyn Luquingan, the common law wife of Pony Chan, also known as KZ Chan.

Chan was the one who rented the warehouse based on his name and signature in the checks that was used to pay the rent of the place.

Aside from Signapan and Luquingan, Blue Ribbon Committee chair Senator Richard Gordon also ordered the arrest of former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Deputy Director Ismael Fajardo and former Police Supt. Eduardo Acierto.

The arrest order was released due to the repeated non-appearance of the four personalities in the shabu shipment hearing by the Blue Ribbon Committee.

Signapan and Luquingan are expected to remain in the custody of the Senate until December 4 when the Blue Ribbon Committee will hold again another hearing on the issue.