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The Bureau of Customs (BoC) revealed that a police captain of the agency allegedly received millions of pesos in bribe since 2012.
BoC Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, in a press briefing in Malacañang, said they have concluded their investigation on Customs Police Captain Arnel Baylosis and have already forwarded the case to the Department of Justice (DoJ)
He said it is now up to the DoJ to conduct their own probe on Baylosis who he claimed as one of the many BoC employees being probed for corrupt practices.
“They will be the one to conduct investigation and come up with whatever courses of action are necessary,” he said.
According to Faeldon, Baylosis accepted P220 million in monthly bribes and this was revealed by four individuals who had direct transactions with the official.
“Four individuals who had direct transactions with him testified through affidavit that previously, since 2012, they had been giving bribe money. It’s called in the Customs ‘tara,’ amounting to at least 100,220 million pesos monthly,” he said.
According to Faeldon, he has been receiving affidavits against Baylosis since he assumed office. However, he opted not to reveal it to the media so investigation can be conducted properly.
The Customs chief added that they are continuously isolating and tracking other Customs officials believed to be corrupt. (ARGYLL CYRUS B. GEDUCOS)