The Philippine Drug Enforcement Drug Agency (PDEA) said on Thursday that its Ninoy Aquino International Airport-Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG) discovered eight abandoned parcels containing illegal drugs last August 5.
In a statement, PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon said the first parcel contained more or less 4,328 pieces of suspected ecstasy worth P7,357,600.
It was declared as “fishing bath, energy saving led light, disney pixar” shipped by Rob Abian of 42 Rue de Spa, Bruxelles, Belgium and consigned to Romeo Timon of Brgy. Cutud, Angeles City, Pampanga Philippines.
The second parcel yielded more or less 10 pieces of vape cartridge containing suspected marijuana oil which was declared as “cosmetic beauty creams” shipped by TAN 4464 Ironwood Ave., Seal Beach CA and consigned to Reynaldo B. Tomarong of Purok 4, Banilad Bacong, Negros Oriental Philippines.
More or less 2,027 pieces of ecstasy worth P3,445,900 was discovered in the third parcel which was declared as “Gondoliere Coffee (Arabica)” shipped by Michael Kraats of Tomaatstraat 13552GC Utrecht Netherlands and consigned to Monica Sanchez of Unit 2868 SMDC Green Residences 709 Philippines.
The fourth parcel was declared as “caffe Gondoliere Espresso Beans, Caffe Gondoliere Creme Bonen ” shipped by Michael Kraats of Tomaatstraat 13552GC Utrecht Netherlands and consigned to Monica Sanchez of Unit 2802 SMDC Green Residences, Taft Ave, Brgy. Malate 709 Philippines.
A physical examination on the said parcel led to the discovery of more or less 2,005 pieces of suspected ecstasy amounting to P3,408,500.
In the same report submitted to PDEA Director-General Wilkins Villanuenva, Carreon noted the fifth parcel was declared as “coffee” shipped by Ad Van Der Kaaji of Hazeslinger 4 3621AT Breukelen, Netherlands and consigned to Therese Dela Cruz of Sampaguita Road, Pilar Village M28 1740 Las Pinas City, Philippines that contained 1,521 pieces of ecstasy worth P2,585, 700.
The sixth parcel had 1,647 pieces of ecstasy worth P2,799,900 and was declared as “coffee DE (espresso) shipped by Ad Van Der Kaaj of Hazeslinger 4 3621AT Breukelen, Netherlands and consigned to Jeremy Alvaro of Sampaguita Road, Pilar Village M28 1740 Las Pinas City, Philippines.
Carreon noted that 488 pieces of ecstasy with valued at P829,600 were found in the seventh parcel which was declared as “Granulaat” shipped by Walereus of Weelheelfen NE, 54047 Tilburg, Netherlands and consigned to Ding Dailo of 128 P. Zamora Street, Poblacion 1, Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines.
In the eight parcel, PDEA agents discovered 1,808 pieces of ecstasy worth P3,073,600 which was declared as”Granulaat PMR” shipped by Markeus/ Marlens of FM Kunstockholms, Weelheelfan NE, 5047 Tilburg, Netherlands and consigned to Ding Dailo of 128 P. Zamora Street, Poblacion 1, Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines.
Under the supervision of Director Adrian G. Alvarino, the PDEA operatives conducted parcel profiling and K-9 sweeping operations at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) along Domestic Road, Pasay City at around 3:00 p.m. that led to the discovery of the dangerous drugs.
The K9 sweeping conducted by PDEA Narcotic Detection Dog and physical examination conducted by Bureau of Customs (BOC) examiners on the parcels yielded positive results for the presence of dangerous drugs in the parcels.
Carreon noted that “representative samples were also taken to be submitted to PDEA Laboratory Service for further analysis’’.