Faeldon asks Supreme Court to void Senate detention

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 29 2018 12:10 PM

MANILA - Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon asked the Supreme Court to declare as "void and illegal" his detention at the Senate for snubbing lawmakers' hearings on illegal drugs, his lawyer said Monday.

Faeldon asked the high tribunal to order his immediate release and issue a temporary restraining order or a status quo ante order against his detention, his counsel, Jose Diño, told ABS-CBN News.

The former Marine captain was granted furlough earlier this month for the birth of his youngest child. He was recently appointed to a new post, deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense.

Faeldon accused the Senate and House of Representatives, which conducted its own probe into the shipment, of “maligning innocent persons,” including himself, and using the hearings for their own gains.

He and other former and current customs officials face criminal complaints before the Department of Justice over a P6.4-billion "shabu" shipment.