2 ex-Customs officials who faced Senate get new posts

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2017 11:05 AM | Updated as of Nov 10 2017 01:19 PM

MANILA - Two former officials of the Bureau of Customs who faced a Senate investigation on a drug shipment from China were appointed to new positions, according to documents released by Malacanang.

Former Customs deputy commissioner Gerardo Gambala was appointed Director IV at the Office for Transportation Security, according to his appointment paper.

Former Customs Import Assessment Service Director Milo Maestrecampo was named Assistant Director General II at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

Both Gambala and Maestrecampo have denied accepting grease money during their stay at the BOC.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency earlier filed drug trafficking charges against Maestrecampo, former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon and 9 other customs men over P6.4-billion shabu shipment.

As junior military officers in 2003, Faeldon, Gambala and Maestrecampo were accused of leading an uprising against then president Gloria Arroyo.