P5 M ‘ecstasy’ pills seized in Clark operation
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga – Bureau of Customs – Port of Clark and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) personnel discovered and seized some P5,157,800 worth of “ecstasy” party drugs from a parcel from the Netherlands on Saturday.
In a statement, the PDEA-Region 3 said the 3,034 pieces of ecstasy pills were found after the agency received information from the Chinese Customs officers that a package from the Netherlands that passed through Shenzen City in China may contain illegal drugs.
Port of Clark Customs and PDEA-Region 3 personnel then opened the particular parcel and found the illegal drugs.
On Saturday night, PDEA, Customs and police operatives jointly conducted an entrapment operation against Evelyn Sotto, the supposed package consignee in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
Undercover operatives pretended to be employees of a courier company delivering the package containing the party drugs.
PDEA-Region 3 said the operation led to the arrest of Jennifer Abas, who allegedly used Evelyn Sotto as a pseudonym.
Also arrested was Genevie Abas, who accompanied the consignee in receiving the parcel.
The suspects are facing a formal complaint for violation of Section 4 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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