Galit daw sa droga: Trillanes claims Davao is transit point of high-grade cocaine under Duterte father and son
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has branded as a farce President Rodrigo Duterte’s self-styled hatred against illegal drugs because he has allowed the emergence of Davao port as a major transshipment of high-grade cocaine during his watch as city mayor.
“Dito makiita kung gaano kapeke yung war on drugs na sinasabi ni President Duterte. Ginawang transshipment point ang Port of Davao the same modus na ngayon lang nangyayari kasi nag-graduate na si Presidente Duterte, dito na sila sa Manila International Container Port,” said Trillanes in the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing Thursday.
Trillanes said Duterte has been vocal on how he abhorred drugs and that there was no drug smuggling in his turf under his watch. But Trillanes showed in the Senate hearing four incidents reorted by media from 2009 to 2014 of huge cocaine shipments where busted by ordinary citizens who found the illegal drugs in containers.
“Hindi ito inapprehend ng agencies kung di mga workers mismo. Shipped from Malaysia to Davao. Hindi ito nadiscover ng ahnesya ng gobyerno, Nakalusot sa customs, sa PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency), tinembre sa otoridad. So nireport na, obligado na,” said Trillanes.
“Meron ba kung alam mo na pumapatay ng drug lord ang mayor ng Davao City na si Presidente Duterte, e sino ang maglalakas loob na doon pa sa Davao gagawin ito?” asked Trillanes.
Trillanes accused Duterte’s son, Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte, of being a member of a triad, a much feared syndicate based in China, Hong Kong, and Macau engaged in criminal activities.
“Base sa same info na nagsabi na member itong si Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte ng triad kasama si Charlie Tan, ito rin ang reason kaya naging transshipment point ang Port of Davao ng cocaine,” said Trillanes.