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BoC-NAIA intercepts more shipments of ecstasy tablets

Oct 29, 2021, 7:54 AM
Benjamin Lim

Benjamin Lim


MORE shipments of party drugs ecstasy were discovered by the Bureau of Customs (BoC)-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during intensified security measures against illegal cargoes arriving from abroad.

The BoC-NAIAon Friday said that two shipments of 4,547 ecstasy tablets with an estimated market value of P8.62 million, were found after a routine inspection at the Central Mail Exchange Center,

Customs sub-port collector Mark Almase said 100 tablets of ecstasy from Netherlands worth P170,000 were concealed in a letter addressed to a certain Angeli Khang of Tondo, Manila.

The second shipment from Germany which contained 4,447 tablets and amounting to P7,559,000 was discovered in a turn table. The bureau said the consignee was identified as Patricia Reyes of Quezon City.

Officials said that the package was declared as children's toys, school bags, water bottles, shoes, hats, children's colors and pencils.

Meanwhile, a third shipment from Malaysia declared as a water filter but found to have some 178.5 grams of Ketamine powder landed at FedEx warehouse. It has a street value of P192,500.

"Ketamine is used by medical practitioners and veterinarians as anesthetics. It is sometimes used illegally by people to get high," the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ODF) website said.

To recall, the BoC-NAIA on October 13, 2021 seized P6.5 million worth of ecstasy tablets concealed in tarpaulin sheets also at the Central Mail Exchange Center.

The bureau also confiscated P15.64 million worth of shabu concealed in clothes on October 19 this year.

The BoC-NAIA said 2,300 grams of methamphetamine was found in two shipments of clothing discharged in FedEx warehouse.

Tags: #boc, #naia, #partydrugs, #ecstasytablets

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