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BOC-NAIA, IADITG, PDEA Arrest Claimant of Php5.072 Million Worth of Ecstasy Declared as Women’s Clothing

July 19, 2022

BOC Port of NAIA in partnership with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as part of the NAIA-Inter-agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG), on July 18, 2022 conducted a controlled delivery operation in Cebu City.

The package which was declared as women’s clothes and originated from the Netherlands were discovered by Customs examiners and enforcement group and found to contain 2,984 pieces of ecstasy and estimated to have a value of Php 5,072,800.00.

In coordination with Regional PDEA and Law Enforcement agencies, the team successfully arrested the claimant for the possible violation of RA 9165 also known as the Dangerous Drug Act and RA 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

BOC-NAIA in partnership with NAIA-IADITG and PDEA remains active in intercepting illegal drugs and protecting the borders. From 2019, there were 31 drug-related busts, 43 drug busts in 2020, and 57 drug busts in 2021.

BOC-NAIA under District Collector Carmelita Talusan continues to tighten border security efforts as it continues to strengthen its partnership with other agencies not only on illegal drugs but on other goods which are illegally imported under the CMTA.

Under the direction and reform initiatives of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero on border protection, BOC-NAIA has remained in the forefront of the Bureau’s anti-smuggling campaign which has earned praises from other international Customs Organizations.

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