Customs turns over P128.9-million worth of dangerous drugs to PDEA

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Over P128.9 million worth of dangerous drugs were turned over by Bureau of Customs to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Considered as one of the current biggest seizure of dangerous drugs intercepted at the Surface Mail Exchange Department (SMED) in Delpan, Port Area in Manila.

Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña led the turn over of the said drugs to PDEA.

According to Lapeña, there were five parcels seized containing different kinds of dangerous drugs with an estimated value of P128, 932, 000.

“The price could even double because we only based our estimates on the available price as seen from the internet. This will even be higher when sold in the black market,” Lapeña added.

The parcels arrived on different dates at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) warehouse in NAIA, and were all from Pakistan. The items were forwarded by CMEC to SMED for proper examination.

One of the parcels was consigned to Peter Parcon sent by certain Nasrin Akhtar, with address at #415 Pascual St. San Dionisio, Paranaque City, which was confiscated after BOC agent found 37,820 valium tablets, 1,290 tablets of Temazepam, and 6.37 kilograms of unknown tablets.

Another box sent by Qaiser Mehmood Poutt, addressed to Jocelyn Villarino containing  20,600 tablets of valium, 8,990 tablets of Pinnix (Alprozalam), 5,990 tablets of Madalin, 1,980 tablets of Stilnox (Zolpidem), and unlabeled tablets of 8.62 kilograms.

Two more boxes found by BOC agents containing 64,450 tablets of 10mg valium, consigned to Rosalie Rosales sent by a certain Zahid Hussain.

Another customs agent discovered one parcel with 5,990 tablets of Mogadon, 19,790 tablets of 10mg valium, and 16,790 tablets of 5mg valium inside the box.

The said parcels were intercepted through joint efforts of the BOC postal examiner and Customs Anti-illegal Drugs Task Force ((CAIDTF).

Source: PTV news 

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