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May alam kasi! NBI tags Guban as key to smuggling shabu in magnetic lifters


The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has found former customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban to be part of the center of the shipment of magnetic lifters containing billions of pesos worth of shabu.

After the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) filed a complaint against him last December 13, the NBI another complaint against Guban and his co-respondents before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday (Jan. 24).

In its complaint, the NBI identified Guban as part of three “core conspirators” in the shipment of shabu along with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Deputy Director Ismael Fajardo and dismissed Police Sr. Supt. Eduardo Acierto.

“What is clear in the instant case is the knowledge of Col. Acierto, IO Guban and DDGA Fajardo of the shipments,” read the complaint.

With this, the NBI accused the three along with dozens of others of importation of illegal drugs, graft and grave misconduct.

The case stemmed from the two sets of magnetic lifters containing shabu which arrived in the country from Malaysia back in 2018.

Two of the magnetic lifters were found with shabu back in August at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).

However, four magnetic lifters managed to slip out from the Port of Manila and found already empty at a warehouse in General Mariano Alvarez (GMA), Cavite.

“These three individuals are main players in the entry of the magnetic lifters containing illegal drugs both from MICP and Cavite,” the NBI said.

The NBI pointed out the three received intelligence reports that the shipment contained shabu and even conducted series of meetings.

“Instead of alerting all ports, DDGA Fajardo and Guban did not make a necessary coordination to intercept the shipment, as they knew, that the shipment belongs to or connected with Col. Acierto,” the NBI stressed.

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