Lady Suspect Involved in the P6.4 Billion Shabu Smuggling Captured in Iloilo

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Atty. Max Salvador, Regional Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Region 6 (Western Visayas) confirmed that the lady suspect of the controversial P6.4 billion shabu smuggling case is now under the custody of the NBI.

The NBI Region 6 Office reported that the suspect who is identified as Eirene Mae Tatad surrendered to the NBI in Iloilo and the NBI main office in Manila personally went to Janiuay Iloilo to pick her up.

The suspect Eirene Mae Tatad is the owner of EMT Tra-ding and one of the consignee in the controversial P6.4 billion shabu smuggled to the country from China last May 2017, the case also investigated by the Philippine Senate.

Atty. Salvador of the NBI did not elaborate further the details of the case or gave more information about the identity of the suspect whether the suspect is an Ilonga or not.

The NBI Regional Office in Region 6 reported also that the suspect of the P6.4 billion smuggling case is on its way to Metro Manila for further investigation.

Prior to the surrender of Tatad the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) ordered the arrest of Tatad and seven other individuals which include broker Mark Taguba. The warrant of arrest released by Manila RTC Judge Reinelda Estacio Montesa was intended not only for Taguba and Tatad but also against Manny Li, Kenneth Dong, customs broker Teejay Marcellana, Taiwanese nationals Chen i-min, Jhu Ming Jyun and Chen Rong Huan.

Source: Aksyon Radyo Iloilo

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