P5.5-million drugs seized at NAIA
Rudy Santos (The Philippine Star) - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) yesterday presented P5.5 million worth of illegal drugs hidden in parcels intercepted at the Central Mail Exchange Center at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

 BOC-NAIA district collector Mimel Talusan and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officials said 1,490 ecstasy tablets, 3,320 Valium (generic name diazepam) tablets and 1,850 grams of kush, a type of high-grade marijuana, were declared as “gifts, letters and snacks.”

She said the parcels containing Valium tablets were sent by four shippers from Parañaque and Bulacan to 36 consignees in the United States, Australia, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The person who claimed the parcel containing kush was arrested and is facing charges of violating drug and tariff laws before the Parañaque prosecutor’s office, Talusan said.                                 

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