P15M worth of smuggled shabu seized at NAIA

Authorities seized more than P15 million worth of shabu concealed in clothes that were imported from Malaysia at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero said a total of 2,300 grams of shabu were discovered which have a street value of P15.64 million.

photo: BOC-NAIA

He said two shipments were imported from Malaysia and declared as ‘clothing’ and ‘lloth’, respectively. But after the examination conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 19, the shipments were found to contain white crystalline substances.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency later confirmed it to be shabu.

photo: BOC-NAIA

The custody of the seized illegal drugs were immediately turned over PDEA for case profiling and build up against persons responsible for possible prosecution for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act 2002 (Republic Act No. 9165) in relation to Section 119 (Restricted Importation) and Section 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of Republic Act No. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

Six days earlier, October 13, 2021, the Port of NAIA also turned over to PDEA Php 6.570 million worth of seized ecstasy party drugs, aside from other drugs seizures of the Port for year 2021.