BOC-NAIA, PDEA Intercept HK-bound Cocaine concealed in Motorcycle Spare Parts
As part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) strengthened anti-illegal drug campaign, BOC Port of NAIA and Philippine Drug Enforcement agency (PDEA), NAIA Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-DITG) intercepted a shipment of cocaine bound for export.
The shipment declared as motorcycle muffler, brakepads and radiator hose bound for Hong Kong was intercepted and verified to contain 445 grams of cocaine with estimated value of Php 2.358 Million. The illegal drugs were concealed inside the motorcycle muffler.
Further investigation is underway to apprehend personalities involved in the illegal trade which is a violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Drug Act and RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization And Tariff Act (CMTA).
In their statement BOC-NAIA and PDEA assured that the NAIA-DITG will remain vigilant in preventing the entry and transhipment of illegal drugs in NAIA.
BOC under the leadership of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero and BOC NAIA Collector Carmelita M. Talusan and its personnel remain committed in their mandate on revenue collection, trade facilitation and border protection.