Court orders arrest of Acierto, seven others for drugs

Court orders arrest of Acierto, seven others for drugs

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The Manila regional trial court has issued arrest warrants against former police officers Eduardo Acierto and seven others implicated in the alleged smuggling of shabu last year.

They were ordered arrested for alleged violation of the Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) based on the complaint filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Likewise ordered arrested were former 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 Cabral Baraquel Jr. and Maria Lagrimas Catipan of Vecaba Trading; and Emily Luquingan.

Recently, Acierto linked former presidential adviser Michael Yan in the illegal drugs trade.

The case stemmed from the seizure of two magnetic lifters at Port of Manila with 355 kilos of shabu worth P2.4 billion, and four magnetic lifters at a warehouse in General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite believed to have been used to smuggle 1.6 tons of shabu worth P11 billion.

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