By PR | 01:40 PM September 29, 2021

The Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG) seized a total of 1.1 kilos of Shabu with street value of ₱7,527,600 concealed in two (2) air parcels in Fedex warehouse, which were formally turned over to PDEA today, September 29, 2021.

The parcels were subjected to 100% physical examination after x-ray scanning thereof yielded suspicious images and Canine (K-9) sweeping thereof.

In the course of the examination, a total of 4 plastics containing white crystalline substance were found concealed in t-shirts. The seized white crystalline substance were later confirmed and verified as Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or Shabu thru field test by the Customs Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force (CAIDTF) and PDEA laboratory chemical analysis.

Covering importation documents show the seized air cargoes were all shipped from Malaysia and declared as “cloths slipper” and “cloths slipper jung food chip”, respectively.

The seized illegal drugs are now under the custody of PDEA for case profiling and build up against persons responsible, and possible prosecution for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act 2002 (Republic Act No. 9165) in relation to Section 119 (Restricted Importation) and Section 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of Republic Act No. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

Bureau of Customs NAIA will continue to support the directives of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero to intensify border protection efforts together with PDEA and partner agencies to stop proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

By Bohol Island News

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