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BOC-NAIA Intercepts PhP 14.8 million Worth of Illegal Drugs at CMEC

April 3, 2024

The Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) intercepted several unclaimed parcels containing illegal drugs with an estimated street value of PhP 14,825,400 at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC).

On January 19, 2024, a parcel originating from Wilmington, California, USA, declared to contain “hardware” underwent inspection. Authorities uncovered 2,452 grams of cocaine hidden inside black bolts wrapped in a parcel, estimated to have a street value of PhP12,995,600.

In another six (6) intercepted parcels at CMEC, the contents were declared as various personal items. However, upon inspection, a total of 1,307 grams with an estimated value of PhP1,829,800 worth of marijuana concealed inside the parcels were discovered.

Appropriate charges shall be filed against the consignees of the parcels for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

BOC-NAIA District Collector Yasmin O. Mapa commended the personnel of the port instrumental in the interceptions, as their unwavering commitment and tireless dedication in upholding the rule of law resulted in the timely apprehensions.

The port continues to support the mandates of the Bureau under the leadership of Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio. “The bureau is implementing robust measures in safeguarding our borders, especially in the infiltration of illegal drugs into our communities, through diligent surveillance, advanced technology, and collaboration with other law enforcement agencies,” stated the Commissioner.

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