My exposé on some politicians involved in sugar smuggling has led to my discovery that these crooks are, in fact, also engaged in illegal drug trafficking.
No wonder drug addiction remains widespread. The cost of illicit drugs is going down because influential politicians who are either incumbents or candidates in next year’s elections are behind the shipment of illegal drugs into the country being shipped into the country alongside “misdeclared” sugar importation.
Earlier, reports reaching me indicated that some politicians have shifted to smuggling, particularly sugar from Thailand, to raise campaign funds. My undercover assets gathered that politicians like this one “Joel Tenes” a former vice mayor in Mindoro who is running for congress is smuggling prohibited drugs by concealing them in their sugar shipments.
This “Joel Tenes” makes a killing from the drugs he smuggles, including cocaine and heroin worth hundreds of millions of pesos.
This calls for Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other law enforcement agencies to step in.
My informants said “PDEA (authorities) will be surprised how much drugs are concealed in those sugar shipments.”
His front is sugar importation but this ex-vice mayor misdeclares his sugar shipment and does not even have a license from the Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA).
Joel Tenes reportedly owns the tons of smuggled sugar seized by some good guys at the Bureau of Customs (BoC), and which Noynoy Aquino’s close friend Virginia Torres demanded to be released and delivered to Hacienda Luisita.
Wait till he gets back in power.
In a similar fashion, this incumbent official known as “Diamond” in Davao peninsula is financing his reelection campaign through sugar and drug smuggling at the Cagayan de Oro port.
Like Joel Tenes, this Mister Diamond brings in massive shipments of misdeclared sugar imports without any permit from the SRA.
Both are “untouchables” who operate at the piers with impunity because they are either members or major contributors to the ruling Liberal Party campaign fund, my sources said.
That is why Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina has turned a blind eye and was rendered inutile in stopping rampant sugar and drugs smuggling at the ports.
Illegal online casinos are not legit BPOs
Obviously, we have rocked the boat, in so far as these rampant illegal online gambling joints in Makati City are concerned.
I received phone calls and email messages from members of so-called “association” of business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, claiming that they are not illegal.
These reactions came up after I kept bugging Makati City’s acting Mayor Kid Peña and his business permits and licensing office (BPLO) about the proliferation of illegal online casinos in the premier city.
I called on the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), as well as the Bureau of Immigration (BI) about these clandestine businesses.
Billions of pesos are lost because up to 60 percent of the establishments engaged in online gaming are not licensed by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) like the Betsson Group at the 14th floor of the Zuellig Bldg., Paseo de Roxas Ave.; CG World Services, 9th floor, RCBC Towers, Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia); and Crowntech, 20th floor, RCBC Towers, to name a few.
Some guys who would not show up but identify themselves as online gaming experts insist that online gaming is a form of BPO business and that it’s not illegal though they accept bets through phone or the Internet.
These jerks do not realize that without proper licenses issued by CEZA, their operation remains illegal.
Moreover, hiring undocumented aliens shipped into this country by human traffickers is also illegal.
Where do I get all this information? Definitely from those online casinos who have licenses.
Illegal online casinos, like those members of the so-called Asian Gaming Association kill the legitimate ones.
Do I need to say more “Mister Wally S.”?