By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — An attempt to ship a parcel from Malaysia containing 240 grams of shabu to a local consignee was foiled by an inter-agency body based at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
In his report to Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police General Debold Sinas, Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) Director PBGen. Ronald Lee said the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) discovered the drugs concealed in tea bags but detected via x-ray examination by the Bureau of Customs.
According to Lee, the parcel was shipped by a certain Yong Chee Lee from Persekutnan, Malaysia to Santiago Isagabi of Phase 5, Block 19, Lot 19, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City.
When Isagani failed to show up to claim the parcel, the IADITG launched a controlled delivery operation on December 9.
Lee said IADITG agents were able to establish communication with the suspect, but he stopped responding to them towards the evening.
The NAIA-IADITG is composed of representatives from the PDEA, PNP-DEG, PNP-AVSEGRP, NBI, BOC, BI, and MIAA-APD. (AI/ FC/MTVN)