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BOC-NAIA Seizes Over PhP200 Million Worth of ‘Shabu’

April 18, 2024

The Bureau of Customs – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) intercepted a parcel containing approximately 32 kilograms of shabu (methamphetamine) with an estimated street value of PhP218,484,000 at the Paircargo Warehouse, Pasay City.

The shipment was declared as “machinery muffler” from Zimbabwe and underwent rigorous profiling by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service and x-ray screening by the X-Ray Inspection Project of the Port, k9-dog sniffing and physical examination, which led to the discovery of shabu concealed inside the mufflers.

In coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), the consignee was arrested and appropriate charges will be filed for violation of the Customs Modernization Tariff Act and Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

NAIA District Collector, Atty. Yasmin O. Mapa, emphasized the continuous and strengthened border security currently implemented in airport resulted in the timely identification and discovery of the subject parcel of illegal drugs. Atty. Mapa further stressed that: “This seizure represents the effective policies of the Bureau on border protection and underscores the effectiveness of the port’s customs officers.”

On the other hand, Customs Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio commended the Port stating that: “We continue our drive to combat illegal drugs entering our country, in line with the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to prevent its proliferation to the detriment of our countrymen. This seizure showcases our intensified efforts and dedication.”

Republic of the Philippines

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