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BOC NAIA, PDEA, NAIA-IADITG Seized 4M Worth of Shabu Concealed In a Baby Bottle Sterilizer, Arrested Claimants

April 29, 2022

Almost four million pesos (Php3,998,400) worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride commonly known as “Shabu” were seized and two claimants were arrested during a controlled delivery operations jointly conducted by the Bureau of Customs NAIA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group in Las Pinas City on April 28, 2022.

At about 8:20PM, a certain resident of Pasay city together with a Nigerian National were arrested after receiving the package at Marcos Alvarez Avenue Cor Veraville Homes, Talon Singko, Las Pinas City.

The package was initially 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 588 grams of white crystalline substances wrapped in aluminum foil and concealed inside a baby bottle sterilizer and dryer.

Records further show that the package was shipped from Laos and declared the same as “electric steamer”.

Chemical test conducted by CAIDTF and PDEA confirmed the subject substance was Shabu.

The claimants are presently undergoing custodial investigation and 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).

The Bureau of Customs under the leadership of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency under Director General Wilkins M Villanueva, will continue to strengthen inter-agency cooperation and coordination to curb illegal drugs proliferation thru the country’s border.

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