Ex-PDEA exec, others sued for shabu in magnetic lifters

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday filed string of charges against former PDEA Deputy Director General Ismael Fajardo and 43 others tagged in the shipment of P11-billion worth of shabu allegedly placed inside magnetic lifters discovered at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and Cavite before the Department of Justice.

Charged were former Senior Superintendent Eduardo Paderon Acierto, former PDEA Deputy Director General for Administration Ismael Gonzales Fajardo, Jr., former Customs Intelligence Agent Jimmy Guban, Police Inspector Lito Pirote, and Joseph Dimayuga.

Also charged were Chan Yee Wah, Emily Daprosa Luquingan, Vedastro Cabral Baraquel, Jr., Maria Lagrimas Abelgas Catipan, Alex B. Padlan, Zhauq Quan/Zhang Quan, Gorgonio V. Necessario, Myra C. Tan, Terence L. Uytingban, Avelino S. Tendera and entities SN Logistics and Ben Line Agencies Philippines.

At the same time, PDEA filed cases against entities and personalities involved in the discovery of magnetic lifters found in GMA, Cavite: He Zhong Consultancy Co. Inc. (Nonito Estorninos, Jr.,Li Jie); Red Day Machinery Parts Corporation (Ramon Tuyay, John Leric Olavario, Maribeth Olavario, Minerva Verso, and Chung-Chun Hsu); Yida Equipment Crane Limited Company (Le Thi Thuy, Luu Thi Thu Huong, Kan Yi Hong); Dong Trieu Trading and Import/Export Service Trading Company Limited (Du Quoc Duong); Chen Wei Cheng, Ping Cheung Fung, Roy Wang, John Doe, Leynard Doe, All Systems Logistic, Inc. (Roy Baldon); SMYD Trading (Marina De la Cruz Signapan, Alexander Dames, Katrina Cuasay, Miguella Santos, as real owner), Atty. Zsae Carrie De Guzman, Head, X-Ray Inspection Project; Benjamin Cajucom, Shift Supervisor, X-Ray Inspection Project; Manuel Martinez, Operator, X-Ray Inspection Project; Dolores Domingo, Appraiser; Chinese No.2 alias Zhou Quan; Chinese No.3 Chen Wei Cheng; Chinese No.4 alias Cory Yibos; Chinese No. 6 alias Francis Doe; Chinese No. 12 alias Glenn Doe; Eric Doe; and Bong Doe.

The respondents were charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, the Revised Penal Code, and the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

Former Customs chief Isidro Lapeña was not included in the complaint for lack of evidence, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino disclosed.

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