‘BOC-Zamboanga collector not into sugar smuggling’
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The family of Zamboanga City Customs Collector Benhur Arabani has denied reports that he is involved in sugar smuggling.
“The report is absolutely baseless, malicious, libelous and an outrageous lie,” said Jose Arabani, district chairman of the PDP-Laban in Manila, in a statement sent to The STAR.
“For the information of (Agriculture) Secretary (Emmanuel) Piñol and your reporter who wrote the story, Collector Arabani has not been involved in any smuggling transaction in any port,” the statement read.
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