• Court orders NBI to transfer Customs witness in P6.4B shabu smuggling to PNP jail


    THE Manila Regional Trial Court ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to immediately transfer a self-confessed Customs fixer to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center, according to a radio report on Friday.

    Lawyer Raymund Fortun, representing Mark Taguba, said the court order meant that it recognized threats against the Customs fixer.

    Fortun said that Taguba’s arraignment with co-accused Eirene Tatad was set on April 6.

    Taguba and Tatad, a consignee, have been linked to the P6.4 billiion shabu shipment that was smuggled into the Philippines from China. NICOLLE MORALES



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