The Bureau of Customs (BoC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) made sure that ecstasy and other prohibited drugs can't get on the streets as the agency which is at the forefront of the country's border protection has intensified its efforts against illegal drugs.
This, as the Port of NAIA on Thursday seized 9,160 tablets of ecstasy at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City which were inside the package declared as 'clothing and shoes.'
Officials said the party drugs sent from the Netherlands have an estimated street value of P15.572 million and consigned to an individual with address in Dasmariñas City, Cavite.
Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan said the illegal drugs concealed in three parcels "were discovered through intensified profiling and examination conducted by Customs personnel despite being surreptitiously hidden in between spaces of the box containing the subject parcels."
She added the ecstasy were immediately turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for further investigation.
Records showed that the Port of NAIA had 55 drug busts this year, majority of the drugs seized were ecstasy and shabu.
The Port had a total of 30 drug busts in 2018, 31 for 2019, and 43 for 2020.
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