Gordon tells PDEA to arrest Chinese drug smuggler


Senator Richard Gordon told the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to arrest a Chinese man suspected of smuggling at least P2.4 billion worth of shabu into the country last August.

In the hearing Wednesday of the Blue Ribbon Committee that Gordon chairs, the senator suggested to PDEA chief Director General Aaron Aquino to put the picture of suspect Chan Yee Wah in a Chinese newspaper or coordinate with Chinese authorities in looking for him.

Aquino said they are already coordinating with authorities in Hong Kong to find Chan.

During the hearing that tackled drug smuggling at the Bureau of Customs (BoC), PDEA identified Chan–alias KC Chan, Albert Chan or Tony Chan–as a mediator of a drug syndicate that smuggle shabu into the country.

Chan, along with four other suspects, had been charged for trying to smuggle 355 kilos of shabu with a street value of P2.4 billion at the Manila International Container Port last 7 August 2018. The drugs were concealed inside two metal magnetic lifters.

Another 500 kilograms of illegal drugs were reportedly found inside two magnetic filters in an unclaimed container at a warehouse in General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite last 10 August 2018, according to PDEA.

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