P7.8M ‘shabu’ from London seized in Clark
CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga — Bureau of Customs personnel found on Sept. 23 about 1.14 kilos of “shabu” (crystal meth) inside a package from London, England.
The discovery of the shabu led to the arrest Tuesday of the package consignee in Bacoor, Cavite, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Luzon said in a statement Wednesday.
Glenn Guillermo, PDEA Central Luzon public information officer, said the shabu worth about P7,866,000 was found in six plastic bags inside two stuffed toys.
“The prohibited drugs were discovered in an imported container labeled as ‘Babysoft Toys,’ but as customary, the package was subjected to a thorough physical inspection and field testing using Rigaku Progeny,” Guillermo quoted a PDEA team leader as saying.
A “controlled delivery” operation Tuesday by PDEA Central Luzon, Clark Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group, Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark, and local police led to the arrest of package claimant Noelle Denise Azul, 25.
Operatives pretended to be from a courier company and delivered the package to Bacoor.
PDEA Central Luzon said Azul is facing charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. INQ
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