NBI: ‘FLM’ faces a non-bailable offense for qualified human trafficking
Norman Mangusin alias ‘Francis Leo Marcos’ or simply ‘FLM’ to his diehard fans will have to remain behind bars for a long period of time.
This, as National Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Division Chief Victor Lorenzo disclosed that Marcos was also facing a case for qualified human trafficking, a non-bailable offense.
According to Lorenzo, Marcos has a pending qualified human trafficking case before a Manila court, and a violence against women and children in a Nueva Ecija court.
“Kahit mag-post siya ng bail sa lahat o ma-further investigation kami doon sa mga kasong nai-file namin, standing pa rin yun (qualified human trafficking). Dapat mag-petition for bail siya para makapag-bail doon, ” Lorenzo explained.
Marcos is currently detained at the NBI headquarters in Manila.
Just recently, NBI agents arrested Marcos for violation of the Optometry Law after he was accused of distributing eyeglasses without necessary permits.
He was nabbed in his Quezon City residence by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by a court in Baguio City.
Lorenzo said that Marcos’ arrest stemmed from a complaint by the Philippine Association of Ophthalmology.
Marcos became ‘popular’ for his hit ‘Mayaman Challenge’ on social network where he would dare his affluent neighbors and friends to donate money and basic goods like rice to the poor.
He once reportedly claimed that he’s related to the family of former Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos.
But the camp of former senator Bongbong Marcos through his spokesperson, lawyer Vic Rodriguez, denied his claims of being related to the clan.