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Ping says why ex-BOC chief should not stay in Senate cell; Sa city jail bagay ang kahol nang kahol

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Ex-Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon deserves to be detained not at the Senate but the nearest city jail, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said early Friday.

This was after Faeldon claimed the charges against him by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency were Lacson’s handiwork.

“He deserves the nearest city jail more than the Senate cell where he is being held for contempt,” Lacson said of Faeldon, in a post on his Twitter account.

Lacson also described Faeldon as “a morally degenerate and perverted idiot whose only defense mechanism is to bark at anybody who crosses his path.”

Faeldon is detained at the Senate after being cited in contempt, for refusing to testify before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s probe of the shabu smuggling.

On Thursday, Faeldon showed up at the Department of Justice for the continuation of the preliminary investigation based on the PDEA’s criminal complaint against him.

The PDEA’s complaint was in relation to the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. The shipment went through the BOC, then under Faeldon’s watch.

On the other hand, government prosecutors junked Faeldon’s motion to dismiss the criminal cases against him.

Faeldon had insisted that the Ombudsman should have jurisdiction of the complaints.

Last August, Lacson delivered a privilege speech detailing corruption at the BOC, where he noted Faeldon may have received P100 million as “pasalubong.”

Earlier this week, Lacson said new BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapena had indicated Faeldon may have gotten P107 million in “pasalubong.”