Embattled outgoing Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon on Thursday vowed to file a case against the cement smuggling activities allegedly involving the son of Senator Panfilo Lacson even if he is no longer with the bureau.
"Of course, criminal case ito. This is smuggling," he said adding that he will file the case as a "private citizen."
During a press conference, Faeldon said Panfilo "Pampi" Lacson Jr's company managed to bring in 67 shipments of cement amounting to billions of pesos. The shipments were all undervalued by 50 percent, he claimed.
"We will investigate. We will present to you details with this proof, who are these people and that is what they are afraid to happen. Takot sila," Faeldon said.
Faeldon, whom President Rodrigo Duterte said had asked to be relieved thrice over the controversial P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, has yet to inform Duterte about the allegations involving the senator's son.
"No, because I want to come up with a complete report," he said.
The outgoing Customs chief said he brought in six fellow Marines to the BoC when he assumed office. All six participated in the so-called Oakwood mutiny in 2003.
"Again, 6 lang po ang tao ko dyan. Six months pa lang po kaming nagiimbistiga. Kung nakita nyo gaano na karami ang nasuspinde namin...These are just administrative," he said.
Faeldon was prompted to release the documents involving the smuggling activities of the senator's son after Lacson disclosed names of BoC officials, including that of Faeldon and his team, who are allegedly receiving tara from players.
"I do not want to come up with a story. I want the truth. I want to be focused on this drugs. Pag natapos ito, I intend to say my peace. But I cannot wait. Pinangalanan ako ni Sen. Lacson kahapon. I have to tell the public his motive. He wants to discredit this? But these are documents, these are proof," he said.