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Customs agents intercept two shabu shipments at NAIA

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 04:17 PM May 22, 2018
Customs agents intercept drug shipments

Customs agents intercept two shipments of shabu at NAIA. /Photo from the Bureau of Customs

Bureau of Customs (BOC) operatives intercepted two shipments of methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonly known as shabu, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

BOC commissioner Isidro Lapena on Tuesday disclosed that 2,375.5 grams of shabu worth P11.87 million were discovered inside the two shipments at NAIA.

“One of the packages which contain 2,031 grams of shabu is consigned to Juey Cuenca of Imus, Cavite and was intercepted on April 27. It was shipped by a certain Stephanie Morse,” Lapena said in a statement.

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“The other was seized on April 23 containing 344.50 grams of shabu and is consigned to Susano Trinidad of Cubao, Quezon City. The sender is a certain Audio Schit,” he added.

The shipments were from California, USA, Lapena said, adding that they were declared as medicine cabinets and pillows.

“The shipments were uncovered based on the profiling of the Customs-NAIA examiner. The parcels underwent x-ray examination, K9 sweeping, field test using a chemical identifier and reagent which all indicated the presence of illegal drugs,” Lapena said.

“Both packages were found to have fictitious consignees and delivery address,” he said.

Lapena said a further investigation is already being conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group.  /vvp

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