More than P14-million worth of Ecstacy tablets from five abandoned inbound parcels were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Port of NAIA officials on Thursday said the party drugs were discovered on Wednesday, September 6, by government agents at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) head Gerald Javier said the first parcel from France containing 2,989 Ecstacy tablets hidden inside a speaker was consigned to a woman living in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City.
The second parcel from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was declared as facial cream where 924 grams of raw materials of illegal drugs were found.
Customs authorities said the third parcel, also from the Netherlands, was a Pop-Up Pirate Game, which contained 2,541 Ecstacy tablets.
The other two improvised pouches, BoC said, contained 369 tablets of Ecstacy.
Authorities said the shipment had a total of P14,358,200 worth of illegal drugs that were attempting to be smuggled into the country.
The seized tablets consignees, BoC said, have an addresses in Caloocan City, Quezon City, and Molino, Cavite.
The BoC continued its anti-illegal drugs operation especially during the "Ber" months.
Caption: PACKAGED PARTY DRUGS. The Ecstacy tablets that came from European countries was discovered by authorities from abandoned parcels at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City.
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