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Owner of parcel with P1.5-M ecstasy arrested

/ 07:14 PM April 20, 2018

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Authorities arrested a woman who retrieved a package from the Netherlands containing P1.5-million worth of ecstasy at the PhilPost on Friday afternoon.

The suspect, identified as Monica Santos, 20 years old and a resident of Barangay Obrero, Quezon City, was arrested by operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Group (NAIA-IADIGT), after she turned up to claim the marked item from the PhilPost Office in Pasay City.

The contraband, containing 962 tablets of the suspected party drug, was discovered after an examiner from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) observed that it showed an organic substance after passing through an X-ray screening machine on April 5.

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After being informed by the NAIA-IADIGT, officers of the PDEA K9 unit inspected the package and confirmed the presence of the illegal drug.  The package from the Netherlands was sent by a certain Samson Santos.

PDEA officials said that charges for violations of the R.A. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be filed against Santos, who is under custody of the PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region. /jpv

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