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BOC NAIA, PDEA, NAIA-IADITG seize P5.1M-worth of Shabu Concealed In Toy Drums, arrest 2 claimants in Pasay

June 3, 2022

An estimated P5.1M worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride commonly known as “Shabu” were seized, while two claimants were nabbed after a successful anti-drug interdiction operation jointly conducted by the Bureau of Customs NAIA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group in Central Mail Exchange Center on June 02, 2022.

At about 5:45PM, the consignee, a certain resident of Cainta, Rizal, and his cohort, resident of San Juan city, were arrested after trying to claim the package at Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City. The shipment was declared as “Bateria, Musical, Dulces” or Set of Toy Drums shipped from Mexico, which arrived last May 30, 2022.

Initially, it was discovered by Bureau of Customs during x-ray scanning, which yielded suspicious images. Subsequently, the package was subjected to 100% physical examination.

The assigned Customs Examiner found 750 grams of Shabu concealed in the toy drum set.

The claimants are presently undergoing custodial investigation for eventual inquest prosecution for violation of R.A. No. 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to Sections 119 and 1401 in of RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

In full support of Commissioner Leonardo B. Guerrero’s anti-smuggling campaign and in partnership with other enforcement agencies , the men and women of Port of NAIA under District Collector Carmelita Talusan vow to continuously guard the country’s border against entry of anti-social goods.

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