Faeldon trusts son will be cleared of drug allegations

Published December 15, 2018, 7:47 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Jeffrey Damicog

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon Sr. on Saturday expressed confidence that his son, Nicanor Jr. will be cleared of any illegal drugs allegations.

Former Customs Commissioner now Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Deputy Administrator Nicanor Faeldon, walks to a meeting about the task Force Bangon MArawi at the NDRRMC Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, March 13 2018, on his first day in office after being detained on the orders of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee last September 2017 for failing to cooperate on the drug smuggling hearing. (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)
Nicanor Faeldon
(Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

“The truth shall set Nicanor Faeldon Jr. free,” said the lawyer Jose Diño Jr., legal counsel and spokesperson of the elder Faeldon, in a statement.

The former Customs commissioner made this assurance after his son has been tested negative of any illegal drugs used by police.

“He has no criminal record and no vices so we already knew that his drug test would be negative,” said Diño.

“In any event, the Naga police should continue doing their duties without fear or favor,” he added.

The younger Faeldon, 32, and three others were arrested by joint police and military forces in a suspected drug den in Naga City on early Friday morning.

The others arrested were identified as Russel Lanuzo alias Bubbles, 47, the subject of the operation; Allan Valdez, 44; and Manuel Nebres, 39.

The operation was conducted at the strength of search warrant issued Vice Executive Judge Timoteo Panga Jr. of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 in Iriga, Camarines Sur.

Authorities seized from their possession seven heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu.