Lacson calls on Duterte to take drastic action vs. recycled official’s latest caper

Senator Ping Lacson has questioned the actions of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon amid the Duterte administrations war against illegal drugs and corruption.

“It is the biggest irony that while the government has spent so much time, energy and resources to build up intelligence, gather evidence leading to the arrest of big-time drug traffickers especially Chinese drug lords, then spend more to prosecute and convict those arrested and charged, here is Faeldon and whoever else was responsible, by the stroke of their pens, would release at least 48 drug convicts out of the 1,914 heinous crime convicts under questionable circumstances,” Senator Lacson said.

Lacson added that President Rodrigo Duterte should take action.

“If the President does not take drastic action on this latest caper of an official who was recycled in spite of questionable actions committed in his previous assignment like the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling that got away under mysterious circumstances, on top of the organized “tara” on smuggled goods, we should start thinking if there is seriousness in this administration’s much-touted war against drugs and corruption midway into his six-year term,” Lacson explained.