Bureau of Customs operatives arrest woman, seize P1.8 million worth of ecstasy

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The Bureau of Customs-NAIA, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), arrested a woman and  seized two parcels containing 1,073 ecstasy pills worth P 1,824,100.00 at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City on Thursday.

The suspect was identified as Kim Fuentes from Makati city who was arrested while claiming the said parcels.

Both parcels came from Leusden, Netherlands and were declared as “bags of candy”.

Upon 100% physical examination of the packages, it was found that a total of four sealed clear plastics suspected to contain ecstasy tablets were concealed in caramel candy bags.

Laboratory test conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yielded positive results for ecstasy.

The consignee and the ecstasy tablets were turned over to the PDEA for inquest proceedings for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165) in relation to Sections 118 (Prohibited Importation), 1113 (Goods Liable for Seizure and Forfeiture) and 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of the Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). /Stacy Ang

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