Customs Personnel Intercepted Air Parcels with Illegal Drugs

Customs Personnel Seized Air Parcels Containing Illegal Drugs

The personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) intercepted air parcels that allegedly contained illegal drugs.

On Saturday, BOC announced that they had found six air parcels at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that contained an estimated P17.04 million worth of illegal substances. There were two air shipments going out to New Zealand and four coming in from Mexico.

Air Parcels Illegal Drugs

According to the report, the BOC-NAIA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group carried out the operation (NAIA-IADITG). According to the authorities, “Kix Shield Thick Foam” and “Kix Shield for Taekwondo” were declared as contents of the two air packages intended for New Zealand.

They did, however, find a white crystalline material that was ultimately identified as shabu, also known as methamphetamine hydrochloride. The shabu was at least 828.8 grams in weight and was worth P5.6 million, according to estimates.

In addition, four packages from Mexico were reported to contain “tamarind ball” but actually contained 1,676 grams of shabu. This was worth an estimated P11.4 million.

On the other hand, it was discovered that three US parcels included 44 cartridges containing cannabis oil. The illegal substances were given to PDEA by government agents for proper disposal.

Further research is being conducted, according to the BOC, to find those responsible for the illegal shipments. The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165) and RA 10863 (also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, or CMTA) will both be violated if anyone is discovered to have been engaged in the illicit shipments, it was further said.

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