P14 million-worth of Shabu and Ecstasy intercepted by Customs-NAIA

BOC-NAIA officers intercepted three (3) parcels containing P14,749,200 worth of illegal drugs, comprising of one (1) outbound parcel in DHL Warehouse containing 300 grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (HCL) or popularly known as Shabu concealed inside a wall sticker; and two (2) inbound parcels in Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) containing Ecstasy concealed in sides of carton and bed sheets. The successful interception is part of the BOC-NAIA’s strengthened anti-illegal drug campaign and regular interagency coordination with PDEA and K9 sweeping activity in warehouses.

The outbound shipment declared as “House Decor (Wall Sticker)”. It was suspected to contain Methamphetamine HCL after non-intrusive inspection results show White Crystalline Substance concealed in wall sticker. It was later verified to contain 300 grams of Shabu with an estimated value of P2,040,000.

In CMEC, the first inbound shipment was declared as “women’s wear gift, baby wears gift”. It was later verified to contain Ecstasy worth P8,908,000. On the other hand, the second inbound shipment was undeclared but verified to contain Ecstasy worth P3,801,200.

Further investigation is underway to apprehend the personalities involved in the illegal trade which is a violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Drug Act and RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization And Tariff Act (CMTA).

BOC under the leadership of Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz and BOC NAIA headed by District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan remain committed to their mandate on revenue collection, trade facilitation and border protection.