Muffler parts actually containing shabu with an estimated street value of at least P90 million were seized by the Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA.
The 13.1 kilograms of shabu were turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday, following their confiscation on January 23, 2019, through the vigilance and profiling of the Customs examiners assigned at the Port of NAIA and in coordination with Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF), BOC-Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) and BoC-Xray Inspection Project (XIP), PDEA, NAIA IATG.
The shipment came from West Covina, California, USA and its examination yielded 26 packages of shabu worth P90 million concealed inside three mufflers.
Based on records, the said parcel has a declared value of US$ 500 and arrived at the DHL Warehouse under airway bill no. 4223900144.
‘This recent apprehension clearly manifests the unwavering commitment of the BoC to guard the country’s border against attempts to smuggle in dangerous drugs and other anti-social goods, in addition to its revenue collection efforts, the Customs-NAIA said.
It also assured the public that its officers are proactive, diligent and committed in protecting the Philippine borders. To date, a total of 30 drug busts were recorded in the port in the past 10 months with total estimated street value of P363,774,292.76.
Meanwhile, further profiling and case build up are being undertaken by PDEA for the institution of corresponding criminal case against the consignee and his cohorts.