Senators Gordon, Sotto says no enough evidence to link Paolo Puterte in shabu shipment

Senators Richard Gordon and Tito Sotto III believe that there's not enough evidence to prove that Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has direct involvement in the shipment issue of P6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs from China into the Philippines.

In an ambush interview after Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing, Gordon said he has not found any evidence to prove the allegation against the presidential son.

The committee headed by Gordon resumed on August 15 and discussed about the shipment o 605 kilograms of shabu what went past the inspection of Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Sotto, on the hand, said there's no sufficient basis for the committee to invite Paolo on the next hearing.

“No basis at all. The chairman himself knows it’s purely hearsay. What if somebody comes here and says that (former President Benigno Aquino III) is involved in the delivery of whatever, patatawag mo kagad si Noynoy? Hindi pwede yun. Lalo na hindi sya yung direct, may nagsabi lang daw,” he said.

Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes earlier presented to the panel such photots of businessman and the middleman in the shabu shipment, Kenneth Dong with Paolo and his brother Baste Duterte.

Paolo said Dong is just an aqcuaintance.

Broker Mark Taguba also said he had no personal knowledge that Paolo was behind the Davao Group in the Customs.

Source: InquirerGMA Network