NBI seeks Interpol help to nab 2 Taiwanese tagged in shabu shipment

Kat Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 19 2017 11:12 AM

The government has sought the help of the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) in tracking 2 Taiwanese men tagged in the P6.4 billion illegal drug shipment in the Philippines, state investigators said Tuesday.

The National Bureau of Investigation has also coordinated with The Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) here to place Chen Min and Jhu Ming Jyun under surveillance, Ferdinand Lavin, NBI Director for International Operations, told senators during a congressional probe.

The 2 Taiwanese nationals are still at large after cylinders containing about 1,500 kilograms of shabu were discovered by operatives in Valenzuela in May.

"They are in China to my last information. They are closely monitoring the persons including the conduct of electronic surveillance," Lavin said.

Subpoenas have been delivered to 7 other people who attended congressional probes that scrutinized how the narcotic-filled cylinders managed to enter the country without being flagged by the Bureau of Customs, Assistant State Prosecutor Aristotle Reyes said.

On September 4, subpoenas have been sent to Fidel Anoche Dee, Chen Ju Long (Richard Tan), Li Guang Feng (Manny Li), Dong Yi Shen (Kenneth Dong), Eireen May Tatad, Mark Taguba II, and TJ Marcilliana, he said.

Lavin said further details about the developments of the case will only be disclosed during an executive session with members of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee due to its "very confidential" nature.