As Part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) mandate to secure the country’s borders, the port of NAIA today December 18, 2019 presented 20.8 kilos of methamphetamine also known as “shabu” which was intercepted at the FEDEX warehouse in Pasay City.
The illegal drugs were concealed in two parcels which were declared as speakers and shipped from the United States and estimated to have a street value amounting to Php 141,440,000 million pesos. These were discovered during the examination conducted by BOC personnel which resulted to the interception of 20.8 kilos of white crystalline substance tested positive for methamphetamine.
The seized drugs shall be turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for further investigation. The importation of dangerous drugs is a crime punishable under RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) in relation to RA 10863 (Customs Modernization Tariff Act).
The latest discovery of illegal drugs is the result of the continued efforts of the BOC in coordination with PDEA and other members of NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG). The Bureau remains vigilant in its duty to guard the country’s borders and prevent the entry of illegal contrabands.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (PIO) Bureau of Customs G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila Landline: (+632) 527-8259 Fax: (+632) 527-1968