Senate serves contempt notice on Faeldon for skipping drug probe


Posted at Sep 08 2017 09:25 AM | Updated as of Sep 08 2017 11:11 AM

(Editor's note: This story is updated with a clarification from Sen. Richard Gordon)

MANILA - The Senate will on Friday serve a notice to former customs chief Nicanor Faeldon, citing him in contempt for snubbing a hearing on the P6.4-billion illegal drugs shipment from China.

The former military rebel had said he would rather explain his side in court than testify before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

Faeldon faces arrest if will not give assurances that he will attend future hearings, said Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Sen. Richard Gordon

He was scheduled to hold a press conference before noon Friday.

Faeldon resigned as Bureau of Customs commissioner last month after both houses of Congress investigated the agency's failure to block the "shabu" importation. -- Zandro Ochona, ABS-CBN News