- The DOJ eyed to place Faeldon and 11 others under an immigration LBO
- Justice Secretary Aguirre said he will place the respondents under an LBO to make sure they will not go into hiding
- The PDEA filed a case against Faeldon and the others in connection with the smuggling of a P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment seized in May
Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said on Wednesday, October 11, he is eyeing to place former Bureau of Customs Commissioner (BOC) Nicanor Faeldon and 11 others under an immigration lookout bulletin order (LBO).
According to Philstar, Aguirre said he will place Faeldon and the others under an LBO to make sure they will attend the criminal proceedings and not go into hiding.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has filed a criminal case against Faeldon and other BOC officials in connection with the smuggling of a P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment seized in May.
According to Philstar, Aguirre issued the statement after one of the respondents, former Customs Investigation and Intelligence Service chief Neil Anthony Estrella, said he would rather go into hiding than to be jailed over some baseless charges.
Estrella has since retracted his statement and vowed to attend the proceedings.
“We have strong faith in our justice system and our government institutions involved in the administration of justice. We are confident that we will be cleared after the DOJ sifts through the faulty complaint filed by the PDEA. We will not go into hiding, we will face our accusers in court if need be,” he said.