Authorities of the Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) foiled a smuggling of more or less 514 grams of meth through parcel, five days after a huge amount of shabu shipment was discovered at one of the warehouses at the country's main gateway.
Officers of the Bureau of Customs intercepted 500 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City Friday (March 24).
According to the Bureau of Customs (BoC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), a female claimant who later tried to claim the parcel was later arrested by government operatives.
Reports said BoC-NAIA X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) personnel marked an X to the package - declared as "Universal Engine" - because of irregular and suspicious x-ray image.
The parcel, which reportedly arrived in Manila from New Delhi, India last March 23, had undergone thorough physical examination in the presence of the consignee and representatives from XIP, Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and Enforcement Security Service (ESS).
The package it said yielded four packs of white crystalline substances (wrapped in blue carbon paper and tape), concealed inside the cylindrical aluminum receptacle and labelled it with Universal Engine.
Customs authorities said the substance, which was confirmed to be shabu, weighed more or less 514 grams with an estimated street value of P3,495,200.
Last Monday night (March 20), a male consignee was also nabbed after claiming a large amount of shabu shipment that weighed 58.93 kilograms at one of the warehouses at NAIA.
The package, declared as spare parts, originally came from Guinea, West Africa. It was also subjected to routine x-ray scanning that led to the interception of the more than P400 million worth of illegal drugs.
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