'Fixer' Mark Taguba transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa


Posted at Mar 02 2018 07:15 PM

Broker Mark Taguba shows a copy of a financial breakdown of payoffs he allegedly gave Bureau of Customs officials amounting to P27,000 per container a day at a House Committee on Dangerous Drugs hearing on Aug. 7, 2017. ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA - Customs fixer Mark Taguba has been transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City after staying in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation for more than a month.

Taguba, among those tagged in smuggling P6.4 billion worth of illicit drugs from China through the Manila port in May 2017, was transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa on Thursday following a court order.

This after the Philippine National Police refused to detain him at its custodial center in Camp Crame as the facility is only for "high-risk and high-profile" detainees.

Taguba was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in January after the Department of Justice filed drug trading charges against him and other alleged middlemen. 

He allegedly facilitated the shipment of illicit drugs and named Customs officials who supposedly accepted bribes.

-- report from Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News