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P8.55-M worth of ecstasy tablets seized in Laguna

December 23, 2022

Government agents arrested the claimant for a package containing ecstasy tablets with an estimated street value of P8,554,400 in Laguna on December 21.

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

At around 3:30 PM, the arrested claimant, a 23-year-old female with a fake I.D. bearing the consignee’s name, received the package in Brgy. Dita in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

The package from France contained six stuffed toys and 5,032 pink tablets, reportedly concealed in the box’s insides.

The PDEA Chemistry report was positive for Ecstasy, a party drug, a dangerous drug under Republic Act No. 9165.

The claimant is undergoing custodial investigation for an eventual inquest proceeding for violation of R.A. No. 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, in relation to Sections 119 and 1401 of RA 10863, the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

The BOC NAIA, under the leadership of Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz, remains vigilant in preventing the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country in line with the directives of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.#

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