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P40.8M Worth Of Drugs Seized By BOC From Female Passenger

BOC – The Bureau of Customs had intercepted an estimate P40.8 million worth of illegal drugs from a female passenger on Friday.

According to the BoC, the suspect was coming in from Cambodia. They also suspect that the female passenger is part of the West African Drug Syndicate.

BOC Seizes P40.8M Worth Of Smuggled Drugs From Female Passenger
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Adding to this, the arrested suspect was a Filipina. She was trying to sneak in six kilos worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride.

Reports from the authorities said that she came from Siem Reap, Cambodia. The suspect arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 via flight 5J258.

Based on an article from GMA, the suspect was caught when her backpack was subjected to an x-ray scan. Afterward, the images seen were suspected to be dangerous drugs.

BOC Seizes P40.8M Worth Of Smuggled Drugs From Female Passenger
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By the time that the authorities saw the contents of the bag via an x-ray, a thorough physical examination was made. Because of that, personnel found white crystalline substances within two handbags.

They were hidden further in the backpack and was even rapped in a tea foil pack. Personnel from the BOC quickly alerted the Customs Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force.

As they heard the reports, they immediately did a field test that showed that the substance seized was positive for illegal drugs.

The passenger and the six kilos of illegal drugs was then turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

The suspect is to be charged for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

There were also similar drug shipments from Cambodia that were seized at NAIA Terminals 1 and 3.

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