MANILA — The Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA, through the Port’s Anti-illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG) seized various drugs such as Ecstacy and Kush Marijuana in air parcels at different warehouses in Pasay City.
At least 1,681 tablets of Ecstacy with an estimated street value of P2,857,700 were found concealed inside a Microwave Oven, while 133 grams of Kush Marijuana estimated at P159,600 was found inside a Metal Toy Box.
In sum, the seized Ecstacy and Marijuana have an aggregate value of P3,017,300.
Records show that the seized Ecstacy was shipped from Netherlands and consigned to a recipient from Quezon City while the intercepted Kush Marijuana was shipped from USA and consigned to a certain individual from Pasay City.
Both parcels were turned over to PDEA today, April 6, 2021, for case profiling and build up for possible violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165) in relation to Section 119 (Restricted Importation) and Section1401 (Unlawful Importation) of Republic Act 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).
BOC NAIA, PDEA, and NAIA-IADITG maintains its momentum against illegal drugs from as it intercepted P13.62 million worth of Shabu similarly concealed in a steamboat hotpot grill appliance.
In full support to Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero’s border control initiatives, BOC NAIA under Port District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan will continue to be vigilant against different kind of modes of concealment of illegal drugs thru enhanced and improved profiling techniques coupled with the active collaboration and partnership of PDEA and NAIA-IADITG. (Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/AI/MTVN)