WATCH: Faeldon, Gordon in heated exchange

Senator Richard Gordon chastises former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Chief Nicanor Faeldon during the resumption of the inquiry into the alleged corruption at the BOC and the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, Monday, January 29, 2018. Senate PRIB/Joseph Vida

Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the Blue Ribbon committee, had a feisty exchange over a supposed party that the former military officer had with his family while in detention at the Senate.

During the hearing on the P6.4 billion shipment of crystal methamphetamine to the country, Gordon said the former Customs chief was allowed to party with his family in his detention cell in the Senate.

Faeldon retorted that he did not host a party with anyone and insisted that he simply had a Christmas dinner with his family.

He then told Gordon, "You are exaggerating."

This prompted the senator to tell Faeldon, at the top of his voice, to refrain from telling him that he was exaggerating. He also showed him the logbook that would show the visitors for the event.

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Faeldon remained defiant and told the panel that he was in the hearing because he was already a government employee and not because he believed that it was conducting an inquiry to identify the truth behind the large illegal drugs shipment.

"Then you will remain under contempt," Gordon told him.

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