Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Several Shipments Of Shabu As Well As A Drug Mule Nabbed By BoC At NAIA

During our current administration, more and more illegal drugs attempt that are being caught. Unlike in the past administration wherein they were able to hide it, our current administration is fighting.

Just recently, two shipments of illegal drugs containing 11.5 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride that amounted to P57.5 million were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) on separate occasions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Both shipments were declared as "toys". It was warehoused at Fedex in PAL/PSI Building when they obtained a suspicious looking x-ray image result that are different from what it should have been if it is indeed filled with toys. This prompted the physical examination.

Customs-NAIA Examiner found a mass of white crystalline substance concealed in multiple layers of plastics which reacted positive for methamphetamine hydrochloride or ‘shabu’.

On November 29, The first 6-kilogram package of shabu, declared under informal entry number 255056 and airway BL 78855477599, was apprehended.

The package was consigned to Rogelio Almodiel, 41 years old from 11 North Stamford Residence Tower Upper Mckinley Road Corner Florence, Taguig City.

Come December 1, BoC agents were able to apprehend another package, this time containing 5.5 kilograms of shabu. The receiver was traced as Hasmine Erquiza with an address at #32 St. Vicente Villa España Subdivision, Brgy. Tatalon, Quezon City.

Both shipment were from Californis, sent to the Philippines by Tyler Wilson who is from 4313 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, California.

Both apprehended package are now in the hands of the proper custody, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), for safekeeping.

In yet another operation in November 12, the BOC and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) were able to arrest a Colombian drug mule.

Alberto Pedroza Quijano, 67, was arrested for swallowing 79 elongated rubber pellets containing cocaine worth P8.8 million.

Commissioner Isidro Lapena said that there was a tip that an incoming passenger will be bringing illegal drugs.
“There was a tip from the US Homeland Security Investigation that an incoming passenger of Emirates Airlines flight EK 332 would be bringing in illegal drugs,”
Customs examiners inspected his baggage and found no traces of drugs, however, the suspect complained of stomach ache and was immediately brought by NAIA-IADITG to the Pasay General Hospital.

The x-ray examination led to the discovery of the 1,172.168 grams of white powdery substance concealed in 79 rubber pellets inside Quijano’s stomach.

According to Lapena the drugs are now in custody of PDEA while Quijano was brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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