The Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) intercepted two abandoned parcels that contained some 7,999 blue capsules of downer drug called dextropropoxyphene.
Downer drugs such as dextropropoxyphene are regulated in the country.
The two parcels arrived months ago from India without any declaration and consigned to a certain Sandeep Kumar of San Pablo St., Plainview, Mandaluyong City.
The two parcels in two plastic containers were wrapped with cloth and packaging tape.
These had no permits from the Food and Drugs Administration and were examined by the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF) and personnel from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
No value was declared for the shipment
The parcels were seized and turned over to PDEA for proper disposition and filing of case.
NAIA Customs reminded the public to ensure that all goods they import have the necessary permits and also warned that importing such drugs must be in compliance and permitted by the FDA since these are regulated substances.
The latest seizure bolsters the BoC’s commitment under the leadership of Commissioner Leonardo Guerrero ro curb the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country.