BOC Seized P5.2M Illegal Drugs Hidden in Sporting Goods in NAIA
The operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) discovered snuggled illegal drugs hidden in a birdhouse and sporting goods in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
At the port of NAIA, about P5.2 million worth of illegal substances believed to be “shabu” were seized, based on the report of ABS-CBN news. The alleged narcotic was discovered after normal screening and physical examination, according to a statement made by the BOC on Friday.
The shuttlecock casing, birdhouse, and figure trimmer twister box all had suspected narcotics hidden inside. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s laboratory analytical report also revealed that the shipment contained solely shabu.
The smuggled drugs were attempted to export the medication to Bahrain, the United Kingdom, and Australia, according to reports. PDEA has been entrusted with profiling them. Those involved, according to Customs, will face narcotics charges as well as violations of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.
Meanwhile, troops of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) seized a shipment containing smuggled cigarettes worth P35.2 million off Basilan province. The troops on a seaborne patrol came upon the wooden-hulled vessel M/L Al-Ayessa, which was manned by an 18-man crew.
They discovered the vessel loaded with 1,008 master cases of contraband cigarettes estimated to be worth PHP35.2 million, according to the article. Commando Green cigarettes make up 793 of the 1,008 master cases, while Commando Red cigarettes make up the remaining 215.
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