MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday said it has intercepted more than 20 kilograms of shabu (crystal meth) estimated to worth more than P141-million in a warehouse in Pasay City.
In a statement, the BOC said the illegal drugs were concealed on two parcels, which were declared as speakers. These were shipped to the country from the United States.
The illegal drugs were discovered during an examination conducted by Customs agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The BOC said the seized drugs will be turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for further investigation.
The name of the parcels’ consignee and sender were not disclosed due to the ongoing probe.
The bureau said the importation of dangerous drugs is a crime punishable under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to the Customs Modernization Tariff Act.
The BOC added that the latest discovery of illegal drugs is the result of the continued efforts of the BOC in coordination with PDEA and other members of the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG).