- A package containing 2,003 grams of metamphetamine, locally known as shabu, seized by government operatives on March 5
- Package has a street value of P13,620,400 and came from Malaysia
A joint government operation apprehended a claimant of illegal drugs during a controlled delivery operation in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on March 5, 2021.
The consignee, a certain “Jayson Quiloy” claimed the package containing 2,003 grams of metamphetamine, locally known as shabu, concealed inside 2 hotpot grills. The package is estimated to have a street value of P13,620,400.
Declared as “kitchen Appliances – steamboat grill”, the package arrived last February 16 in the Port of NAIA and was shipped by a “Glus Sdn Bhd. (MBE Sri Gombak)” from Malaysia.
The operation was participated in by Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport, BOC Quick Response Team, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region III and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group.
The illegal drugs were initially discovered during the conduct of x-ray inspection, where an irregular image appeared, prompting 100% physical examination of the package by NAIA Customs personnel.
The package was found to contain white crystalline substance inside a hotpot grill. Subsequent PDEA Chemical Laboratory Analysis confirmed the seized white crystalline substance as shabu.
Last February 15, a claimant of a package containing party drug “Ecstacy” was also arrested by authorities at the Manila Central Post Office.
The claimant and the illegal drugs are now in the custody of PDEA, with claimant subjected to custodial investigation for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165) in relation to Section 118 (Prohibited Importation), Section 1113 (Goods Liable for Seizure and Forfeiture) and Section 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of the Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.