BOC, PDEA and NAIA-DITG Intercept Php144,262,000 worth of Shabu

As part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) strengthened anti-illegal drug campaign, BOC Port of NAIA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and NAIA Inter-agency Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Group intercepted a shipment of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, commonly known as Shabu, and arrest the carrying passeneger, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City.

With advance intelligence information, BOC NAIA and PDEA jointly monitored the arrival of the identified traveler at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The identified traveler arrived from Doha, Qatar and South Africa as port of origin. Upon arrival, the traveler’s luggage was subjected to K9 and Xray scanning, and 100% physical examination which yielded 21.215 Kilos of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride with estimated street value of Php 144.262 million.

The arrested traveler was later identified as a South African, and placed under custodial investigation by PDEA and eventual inquest for violation of RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Drug Act and RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization And Tariff Act (CMTA)

Bureau of Customs under the leadership of Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz is committed to protect the country against entry of illegal goods. BOC NAIA ‘s team will remain committed to the mandate of protecting the country’s borders and shall continue their active collaboration and coordination with partner agencies.