MANILA � Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino on Sunday clarified that he did not make any call to hold Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro LapeAa liable over the PHP6.8 billion shabu mess.
Aquino refuted an online news report claiming that he has called on LapeAa to be held accountable once the alleged PHP6.8-billion shabu slip is proven true.
A thorough review of the actual interview on October 18, 2018 with Mr. Joel Reyes Zobel of GMA DZBB reveal that I made no such statement, and in fact mentioned that the determination of command responsibility is part of the on-going investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation, the PDEA chief said in a statement.
PDEA never came out with any statement calling on the President to hold Commissioner LapeAa accountable for the alleged PHP6.8B shabu that were contained in the 4 empty magnetic lifters that were found in a warehous in Trece Martires Cavite, Aquino added.
The PDEA chief has asked GMA News Online website to correct its news article quoting him to have said, LapeAa should be held liable if P6.8 billion shabu slip is proven.
As of this posting, GMA News Online already updated its article titled Heads should roll if ever P6.8-B shabu slip is proven true � PDEA's Aquino. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency