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BOC recognized by PDEA for its Anti-Illegal Drug Efforts

June 10, 2022

The relentless anti-illegal drug campaign of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) was recognized by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during its 20th anniversary celebration on June 3, 2022 at Seda Vertis North Hotel in Quezon City.

A Plaque of Recognition was awarded to BOC by PDEA Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva and received by Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF) Executive Officer SP/Maj. Ernesto T. Pracale, Jr.

The BOC has been an active partner of the PDEA in the government’s crusade against illegal drugs. The two (2) agencies have been working together in implementing anti-illegal drug strategies to combat smuggling and proliferation of dangerous substances in the country.

Since 2016, the BOC, jointly operating with the PDEA, has seized Php17 billion worth of illegal drugs from various Ports, including the Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Port of Clark, Port of Manila, and Manila International Container Port. For 2022 alone, the Bureau recorded a total 46 drug seizures with an estimated value of Php1.6 billion.

The BOC will further strengthen its anti-drug interdiction efforts, in partnership with PDEA, in seaports and airports to suppress the entry of illegal drugs in the country.”

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