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PDEA, Naia task group seize P9.5-M worth of party drugs in QC

/ 07:05 PM July 12, 2021
PDEA and Naia-IADITG arrested two suspected drug peddlers and seized 5,637 pieces of ecstasy tablets worth P9.5m in Quezon City.

Isabella Albano (in pink shirt) of Quezon City, and Jessica Muñoz (in white striped shirt) of Cavite, bow their heads in disappointment in front of anti-drug officers following their arrest for trying to traffic 5,637 pieces of colored ecstasy (MDMA) tablets. Photo courtesy of PDEA

MANILA, Philippines —  The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Naia Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (Naia-IADITG) arrested two suspected drug personalities and seized 5,637 pieces of ecstasy tablets or “party drugs” worth P9.5 million in Quezon City on Monday.

Naia-IADITG commander Christian Frivaldo identified the arrested suspects as Isabella Albano, resident of Quezon City; and Jessica Muñoz, resident of Bacoor, Cavite.

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Photo from PDEA

The operatives arrested the two after an interdiction operation on an inbound parcel containing several pieces of ecstasy pills, concealed in a foot massager on July 12, 2021, at the Quezon City Central Post Office, Brgy. Pinyahan, Quezon City.

Confiscated during the operation were 5,637 pieces of colored ecstasy (MDMA) tablets  with an estimated value of P9,582,900.00.

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According to Frivaldo, the parcel was declared as “children’s toys and apparel” from Germany.

The arrested drug personalities are now facing criminal charges for violation of RA 9165 or “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.”

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