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P9.6M in ecstasy seized in QC post office bust

  • A package containing more than 5,600 tablets of ecstasy with an estimated street value of P9.583 million was seized
  • Claimants arrested during a government operation conducted at the Quezon City Philippine Post Office on July 12
  • The illegal drugs were concealed in a foot spa machine contained in a package from Germany

A package containing 5,637 tablets of ecstasy with an estimated street value of P9.583 million was seized by the Bureau of Customs on July 12.

The package arrived on June 28, 2021 from Neuss, Germany and was declared as “children’s toys, somer sandals, bag, socks, pants, rain boots, and birthday stock,” the agency said in a statement.

X-ray scanning followed by 100% physical examination revealed the presence of the illegal drugs concealed in a packaged foot spa machine.

Ecstasy, a known “party drug,” is classified as a dangerous drug under Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The claimants were arrested during a joint controlled delivery operation by BOC-Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and the NAIA Inter-agency Drug Interdiction Task Group at the Quezon City Philippine Post Office.

The claimants are undergoing custodial investigation by the PDEA for possible violation of RA 9165 and RA 10863, also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

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