Over P15-M worth of suspected ecstasy seized in QC
MANILA, Philippines – Over P15-million worth of suspected ecstasy tablets were seized by authorities on Tuesday afternoon at the Central Post Office in Quezon City, leading to the arrest of two people.
Three parcels containing 9,243 pieces of the alleged party drugs were found. They were labeled as “baby clothes, a handbag, and shoes.”
The police identified the suspects as Rowena Evangelio y Canapit, 40, from Rizal; and Michael de Guzman y Lomibao, 36, from Pasig City.
According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) initial report, Lomibao was the motorcycle rider while Canapit was the authorized representative of the consignee of the package.
An Amsterdam-based man named Abner Buzeta sent the package, and it was supposed to be delivered to consignee Glorie Joy Lamatao Buzeta of West Kamias, Quezon City.
As evidence, authorities also confiscated the 15 improvised pouches that contained the tablets, five bags, two cell phones, one pair of boots, and other identification documents from the suspects.
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport-Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group conducted the mission, which was comprised of officials from the PDEA, Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group, National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Customs, Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group, Bureau of Immigration, and Office of Transportation Security.