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BOC-NAIA, PDEA, NAIA-IATG nab consignee of P1.74M worth of shabuBOC-NAIA intercepts three air parcels with illegal drugs

February 10, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG)

intercepted a P1.743 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) at the DHL Warehouse, Pasay City.

The composite team also arrested the claimant during controlled delivery operations on February 6 in Makati City.

The parcel, declared an antique french phone, arrived at the Port of NAIA from France on January 30. Upon physical examination, it contained 255 grams of a white crystalline substance.

Further PDEA laboratory testing validated that the substance was shabu.

The PDEA is conducting a custodial investigation of the claimant for inquest for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165, also known as the Anti-Illegal Drugs Act, and RA 10863, also known as the Customs Modernization Act.

The BOC-NAIA, under the guidance of Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz, remains committed to protecting the country against smuggling attempts along the borders, aligned with the directives of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. #

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