P14.7M drug bust at BoC NAIA

The Bureau of Customs Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BoC-NAIA) intercepted three parcels of illegal drugs worth P14.7 million in line with its strengthened anti-illegal drug campaign and regular inter-agency coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and K9 sweeping activity in warehouses.

The haul is comprised of one outbound parcel at DHL Warehouse containing 300 grams of shabu concealed inside a wall sticker and two inbound parcels at Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) containing ecstasy concealed inside the carton and bed sheets.

The outbound shipment declared as “House Decor (Wall Sticker)” and bound for Australia was suspected to contain Methamphetamine HCL after non-intrusive inspection results show that it contains white crystalline substance concealed in wall stickers and verified to contain 300 grams of shabu with an estimated value of P2,040,000.

At the CMEC, the first inbound shipment was declared as “women’s wear gift, baby wears gift.” It was later verified to contain ecstasy worth P8,908,000. The second inbound shipment was undeclared but verified to contain ecstasy worth P3,801,200. Both shipments came from The Netherlands.

BoC-NAIA said that further investigation is now underway to apprehend the personalities involved in the illegal trade which is a violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Drug Act and RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization And Tariff Act .

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