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BOC – NAIA Seizes P20 Million Worth of ‘Shabu’ Concealed as Health Supplements

March 27, 2024

The Bureau of Customs – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) intercepted 3,028 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P20.59 million.

Upon examination of the shipment on March 25, 2024 the subject transparent plastic vacuum pouches and self-sealing white pouches labeled as ‘whey protein were found to contain methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonly known as shabu.

The shipment’s claimant was promptly arrested and corresponding criminal case will be filed for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

NAIA District Collector, Atty Yasmin O. Mapa, stressed that “The seizure is part of an ongoing operation to further fortify the country’s borders against the entry of illegal drugs.”

BOC Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio reiterated that, “The BOC will not tolerate such tactics, and ordered a nationwide intensified vigilance against substances disguised as health supplements”.

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