BOC seizes over P14.8 M illegal drugs from US parcels

BOC seizes over P14.8 M illegal drugs from US parcels

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 04:14 PM April 03, 2024
 BOC seizes over P14.8 M drugs

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday said it seized an estimated P14,825,400 worth of illegal drugs at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.

The BOC-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia),  in a statement, said the drugs were confiscated in parcels from Wilmington, California, USA at CMEC on January 19.

Upon inspection of one of the parcels, authorities uncovered 2,452 grams of cocaine hidden inside black bolts, estimated to have a street value of P12,995,600.


Authorities also discovered 1,307 grams of marijuana in other parcels estimated to be worth P1,829,800.


“Appropriate charges shall be filed against the consignees of the parcels for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act,” the BOC-Naia added.

BOC-Naia District Collector Yasmin Mapa emphasized the agency’s commitment in upholding the law.

“The bureau is implementing robust measures in safeguarding our borders, especially in the infiltration of illegal drugs into our communities, through diligent surveillance, advanced technology, and collaboration with other law enforcement agencies,” she said.

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