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P9-M cocaine hidden in suitcase seized at Naia

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 10:07 AM June 13, 2019
P9 million worth of cocaine seized from Indonesian national

Photo courtesy of BOC

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated P9 million worth of cocaine was seized by authorities from an Indonesian national who arrived from Qatar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on Wednesday.

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated the cocaine from Agus Burhan, 62, on his arrival to the country.

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The  cocaine was found hidden in the secret compartment of Burhan’s suitcase. PDEA said the cocaine weighed a total of 1.5 kilograms.

P9 million worth of cocaine seized from Indonesian national

Photo courtesy of BOC

According to the BOC, Burhan arrived from Doha, Qatar, aboard Qatar Airways at 5 p.m.

PDEA said the cocaine was first detected during an X-ray examination at the airport. The suitcase was then inspected by drug-sniffing dogs.

After the initial examinations, the cocaine was again subjected to a chemical analysis by the PDEA.

Burhan is now facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, PDEA said.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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