BOC NAIA, PDEA, NAIA-IADITG intercept P13.62M worth of meth

BOC NAIA, PDEA, NAIA-IADITG intercept P13.62M worth of meth

The suspect consigneee Jayson Quiloy

MANILA — Joint operatives of the Bureau of Customs NAIA, BOC-Quick Response Team (QRT-ESS), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region III, and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG) apprehended another claimant of illegal drugs during a controlled delivery operation in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Friday, 05 March 2021.

At around 5 p.m. the consignee, a certain “Jayson Quiloy,” 38 years old, claimed the package containing 2,003 grams of methamphetamine or “shabu” concealed inside 2 hotpot grills.

The whole package of shabu is estimated to have a street value of P13,620,400.

The package was declared as “Kitchen Appliances-steamboat grill,” arrived last February 16 in the Port of NAIA and was shipped by a “Glus Sdn Bhd. (MBE Sri Gombak)” from Malaysia.

The illegal drugs were initially discovered during the conduct of x-ray inspection, wherein an irregular image appeared, which prompted the 100% physical examination of the subject package by NAIA Customs personnel.

In the course of the physical examination, the package was found to contain white crystalline substances inside a hotpot grill.

Subsequent PDEA Chemical Laboratory analysis confirmed that the seized white crystalline substance was “shabu.”

Last February 15, a claimant of a package containing “Ecstacy” was also arrested by the authorities in the Manila Central Post Office during an operation.

The claimant and the illegal drugs are now in the custody of PDEA, with the claimant being subjected to custodial investigation for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165) in relation to Section 118 (Prohibited Importation), Section 1113 (Goods Liable for Seizure and Forfeiture) and Section 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of the Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

With the active partnership, coordination, and collaboration of PDEA and NAIA-IADIGT, the Bureau of Customs NAIA will continue to diligently uphold the mandate of the Bureau of Customs under the leadership of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero in strengthening border control and curbing the importation of illegal drugs and substances. (KIARA LAUREN IBANEZ/AI/MTVN)

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