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TNT na lang ‘no! Ex-Customs official prefers to hide than rot in prison

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Former Customs intelligence chief Neil Estrella is not letting himself rot in jail over drug smuggling charges filed against him.

In a press conference Tuesday, he said he prefers to hide and become a fugitive than be put behind bars for something he did not commit.

“Sa ngayon, ‘nung nakita ko yung kaso, nakita ko ang parusa niyan, makukulong ako habang-buhay, hindi po ako magpapakulong diyan,” he said.

He said he would evade arrest by hiding in the city but definitely not in the mountains.

“‘Wag naman pong mamundok, pwede namang magtago sa syudad eh, papahirapan ko pa sarili ko sa bundok,” he said.

“‘Yan po sinasabi ng puso ko, parang hindi ko matatanggap na makulong sa isang bagay na hindi ko ginawa… Eh talagang wala nang hustisya sa ating bansa ‘pag nangyari po iyon,” he added.

Estrella along with Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon, and 10 others are being accused of conspiracy to import illegal drugs and protecting drug traffickers, which is in violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

They are also accused of obstruction of justice for “harboring, concealing or facilitating the escape” of those behind the shipment of the P6.4 billion worth of shabu, which is a nonbailable offense.

Estrella denied all allegations hurled against him.