BOC-NAIA intercepts three air parcels with illegal drugs

BOC-NAIA intercepts three air parcels with illegal drugs

By Liza Soriano

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) and partner agencies intercepted three parcels of illegal drugs on Wednesday (01 February 2023) at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC), Pair Cargo, and DHL Warehouse in Pasay City.

Authorized personnel turned over the illicit drugs to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for proper disposition.

A physical examination of the parcels verified the presence of six plastic pouches of candies and one vape cartridge containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), 1.020 kg of Ecstasy, and 106.46 gm of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) with a total estimated value of P2.476 million.

The parcels originated from the United States, France, and Pakistan. They were shipped to consignees in Negros Occidental, Makati City, and Camarines Sur.

Further investigation is underway to arrest those behind the illicit trade for possible violations of Republic Act (RA) No. 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and RA 10863, or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

The BOC-NAIA, headed by District Collector Carmelita Talusan, vows to continuously guard the country’s border against the entry of illegal goods.

The Port, following the directives of Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz and marching orders of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., will remain vigilant and strengthen its collaboration with partner agencies to prevent smuggling. (Amado Inigo/MTVN)

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