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P9.89 million drugs seized at NAIA

Anti-narcotics operatives intercepted a parcel that contained P9.89 million worth of illegal drugs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport complex in Pasay City on Friday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 18th, 2023

BOC-NAIA seized party drugs from abandoned parcels

The Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA seized more than PHP 14 million worth of illegal drugs from five abandoned inbound parcels from different countries at the Central Mail Exchange Centre in the NAIA Complex, Pasay City. The first parcel, which was shipped from France, contained 2,989 tablets of ecstasy.  It was concealed inside an audio speaker and addressed to a person residing in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City. The second parcel was shipped from Amsterdam, declared as facial cream, and consigned to a person residing in Caloocan. The authorities discovered that it contained 924 grams of raw materials of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, more commonly known as 'molly' or ecstasy. The third parcel contained 2,547 tablets of Ecstasy, shipped from UITHOORN, Netherlands, and consigned to a resident of Pasay. A fourth parcel declared as Pop-Up Pirate Game was shipped from the Netherlands and contained 2,541 tablets of ecstasy. The last abandoned parcel was shipped from Utrecht, Netherlands, and consigned to a certain individual residing in Bacoor, Cavite. The said parcel contained 369 tablets of ecstasy concealed inside the two improvised paper pouches. The BOC-NAIA turned over all seized illegal drugs with a total street value of Php14,358,200 to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-NAIA for proper disposal and further investigation against the person involved in the attempted drug smuggling in the country.   The post BOC-NAIA seized party drugs from abandoned parcels appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2023

Pinay from Africa held with P18.3-M cocaine

A passenger flying in from Africa was arrested for allegedly trying to slip in illegal drugs worth P18.3 million at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group said on Friday. In a statement, PDEG chief, Col. Dionisio Bartolome Jr., identified the suspect as Zenaida Esperanza Losloso, 49, a Filipina of Lucena City who had flown in from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Losloso was arrested by operatives of the PDEG, PDEA, NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group, Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA at Terminal 3 at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday. Seized from her were 3,454 grams of suspected cocaine in a plastic sachet with an estimated value of P18,306,200. The suspect and evidence were brought to the PDEA office for documentation and disposition. She is facing charges of violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Drug Act of 2002 and RA 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. The BoC-NAIA said the illegal drugs were discovered after the suspect’s baggage went through the initial X-ray inspection. The X-ray screener marked it with an “X” to signal that the bag showed a suspicious image and needed to undergo a physical inspection. A physical examination revealed the suspected cocaine in the lining of the suitcase.   The post Pinay from Africa held with P18.3-M cocaine appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 2023

P6M worth of illegal drugs seized at NAIA warehouse

The Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA intercepted about P6 million worth of illegal drugs from two parcels at the DHL warehouse inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport complex in Pasay City. First intercepted was an inbound parcel declared as a steel bread toaster Shipment by eBay Inc. from 134 Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA where 318 grams of suspected shabu were placed. It was consigned to a certain Kay Raymond Dulla of 2218 P. Binay Street, Bangkal, Makati City. The second interception was an outbound parcel declared as hair dryers and brushes sent by Cherry Aguiling of Block 9 Lot 35 Meadowpark Subdivision, Molino, Bacoor, Cavite. It was consigned to a certain, Gordon Wood of 2774 Mount Riverside, Australia. Three improvised pouches containing suspected shabu were found in the parcel. The BoC-NAIA confirmed that the two intercepted parcels contained a total of 878 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of P5,970,400. All seized illegal drugs were immediately turned over by the Bureau of Customs to the NAIA PDEA-IADITG for further investigation and proper disposal. The post P6M worth of illegal drugs seized at NAIA warehouse appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 27th, 2023

Liberian yields P55-M shabu

The Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group on Tuesday disclosed that its operatives arrested a Liberian national for allegedly trying to slip in illegal drugs worth P55 million at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Faro Antonio Olaguera identified the suspect as Philip Campbell, an arriving passenger via Qatar Airways Flight QR 934 from Doha, Qatar who originated from Lagos, Nigeria via Qatar Airways Flight QR 1406. The suspect was arrested during the interdiction operations by the operatives of PDEG, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group at the NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City on Monday night. Reports said the suspect yielded around 8,138 grams of shabu worth P55.3 million. The luggage underwent X-ray screening by active operatives of the X-ray Inspection Project headed by Atty. Ma. Lourdes Mangaong and they flagged the luggage as suspicious, potentially containing illegal drugs. A customs examiner from the Arrival Operations Division conducted a 100 percent physical examination, revealing 8.138 kilograms of shabu hidden inside yellow powdery spices with a total value of P55,338,400.00, as confirmed by PDEA. The seized luggage will undergo seizure and forfeiture proceedings as authorities investigate the arrested passenger for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Drug Act, and RA 10863, also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. The suspect was brought to PDEA Office and will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The post Liberian yields P55-M shabu appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2023

P9.89 million drugs seized at NAIA

Anti-narcotics operatives intercepted a parcel that contained P9.89 million worth of illegal drugs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport complex in Pasay City on Friday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2023

P3 million worth of ecstasy, kush intercepted in air parcels

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities recently seized ecstasy tablets and kush, a high-quality variety of marijuana, with a total estimated street value of P3 million, that were hidden in air parcels in various warehouses in Pasay City. The illegal drugs were seized by personnel of the Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA Customs through the Port’s Anti-illegal […] The post P3 million worth of ecstasy, kush intercepted in air parcels appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

PDEA-7: Over P200M worth of shabu, marijuana seized in CV since Jan. 1

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In less than two months, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has confiscated over P200 million worth of shabu and marijuana stalks. With this, Leia Alcantara, the PDEA-7 spokesperson, said that they were able to prevent the distribution of millions worth of illegal drugs and marijuana in the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2024

Around P10M in illegal drugs seized in two-day anti-drug ops in Central Visayas

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Close to 150 suspected drug personalities, and illegal drugs worth around P10 million were seized following a two-day anti-drug operation in Central Visayas. Police in the region conducted another round of Simultaneous Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement Operations (Sacleo) over the weekend, Police Lt. Col. Gerard Ace Pelare, spokesperson of the Police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2024

P4M ‘shabu’ seized from 2 men in San Remegio

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – About 500 grams of illegal drugs, worth around P4 million, were confiscated from an alleged high-value individual and his companion from San Remegio town in northern Cebu. Suspects Leo Montealto, 45, considered a high-value individual by authorities, and Ritchel Banga-Banga, 33, were arrested in Sitio Bungtod, Barangay Calambua during a raid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2024

Shabu worth nearly P4 million seized in Kalunasan drug bust

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close to P4 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated from a 28-year-old suspected pusher during a buy-buy operation in Brgy. Kalunasan here on Monday, January 8. The drug bust was carried out at 5:25 p.m. in Sitio Laya, also in Brgy. Kalunasan, with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2024

P3 million drugs in parcels seized in Pasay

Anti-narcotics operatives intercepted P3 million worth of illegal drugs in Pasay City on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2023

P1.7 million drugs seized in Cebu City

A total of 253 grams of shabu worth P1.7 million were seized in two drug sting operations in Cebu on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2023

Shabu worth P334M seized by PDEA-7 in a span of one year

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Shabu worth more than P334 million was confiscated in a year of anti-illegal drugs operations in Central Visayas region.  This figure was released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA-7) together with other units. According to Leia Alcantara, PDEA-7 spokesperson, this accomplishment was from January until Thursday, December 21, 2023......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2023

Cebu Daily Newscast: PRO-7: P828M drugs seized during 11-month operations in CV

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. PRO-7: P828M drugs seized during 11-month operations in CV Police in Central Visayas said more than P800 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated from January to November this year. This was achieved during the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement Operations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2023

BoC-NAIA turns 63

Beyond Borders: A New Era for Digitalization and Customs Excellence was the theme chosen by the Bureau of Customs -Ninoy Aquino International Airport to commemorate its 63rd founding anniversary and over 60 years of dedicated public service. District Collector Atty. Yasmin Mapa emphasized the BoC-NAIA’s impressive accomplishments and development while Collector Mapa praised the port’s exceptional revenue collection record, which generated a total of P31.3 billion in revenue from January to September this year. This represented an increase of P1.3 billion over the prior year and outperformed the collection target for the time by P1.1 billion. This success demonstrates BoC-NAIA’s ongoing dedication to assisting the Bureau in achieving its broad objectives. Collector Mapa stated that in August 2023, BoC-NAIA passed its second surveillance audit for ISO quality management system certification, recognizing the value of simplified customs procedures. With 23 enrolled ISO-certified processes and 10 ISO support processes, the port has the most certified processes of any BOC port. With this accreditation, cargo clearance procedures are guaranteed to be recognized internationally, facilitating trade for stakeholders and customers. She added that BoC-NAIA will remain steadfast in its enforcement policies, intercepting narcotics with an estimated street value of P994 million in 2023. Collector Mapa highlighted the port’s role in preventing the entry of illicit goods, seizing a total of P1 billion worth of drugs, jewellery, wildlife, currencies, medicines, and other regulated items. The port received commendations from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for curbing wildlife smuggling. BoC-NAIA is aggressively advancing digitization initiatives in keeping with the celebration’s theme. The port is organizing consultative discussions for the electronic tracking of air cargo and is currently in the pilot testing phase of the electronic airwaybill filing. In addition, there are plans to categorize goods and work with pertinent organizations to integrate iDeclare into the e-travel system to provide a centralised platform for trip declarations. A memorandum of agreement between the BoC and the Philippine Postal Corporation was ceremonially signed during this celebration in an effort to speed up, secure and enhance the quality of customs clearance for postal commodities. At the ceremony, BoC-NAIA showcased its newly revamped website and E-Airway Bill System, showcasing its dedication to operating more efficiently. The event was capped off with awards for top imports and standout personnel, underscoring their critical contribution to the port’s development and prosperity. Collector Mapa expressed appreciation to Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio, Deputy Commissioners, and Bureau of Customs employees for their assistance and the chance to assist stakeholders. Collector Mapa stressed the port’s commitment, saying, “This is who we are. This is the customary excellence we are honoured to exude. Unfazed by any threat. Straightforward in the application of policies and loyal to the direction of the agency Performing our duties even beyond borders and striving to introduce digitalization programs tailored for the unique operations of the airport.” Rubio, who graced the celebration, commended the BoC-NAIA for their hard work and dedication in forging economic growth and serving as a vital gateway for trade. “Reflecting upon the journey that brought us to this milestone after six eventful decades, we must acknowledge the individuals who have dedicated themselves to the development of the Port of NAIA — from the pioneers who envisioned its potential to the diligent officers who labor tirelessly day in and day out,” he said. The post BoC-NAIA turns 63 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2023

P30.2 million seized drugs destroyed in BARMM

Illegal drugs with an estimated value of P30.2 million that were seized in various operations in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao were destroyed on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2023

Drug suspect with 2,454 grams of shabu worth P16-M nabbed in Pasay

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a man with 2,454.85 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, valued at about P16 million, in Pasay City. The NBI identified the suspect as Raymond Darag Dulla, who, after his arrest last 14 September, was charged with illegal transport of prohibited drugs under Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The seized drugs were subjected to forensic examination which determined the drugs as shabu. Dulla was subjected to a drug test which found him positive for marijuana and shabu. It said that Dulla was arrested during an interdiction operation conducted by NBI National Capital Region (NBI-NCR) last 14 September along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City. Confiscated from Dulla were tape dispensers containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu. The operation stemmed from information that on 14 September 2023, Dulla would be transporting shabu concealed in tape dispensers placed inside a brown box. “Additional information revealed that Subject will be renting a taxi that will traverse the service road near Kenny Roger’s along Roxas Boulevard and Heritage Hotel in Pasay City at around 8:00 in the evening.” Agents of NBI-NCR proceeded to the area where the taxi was supposed to pass, and after spotting the taxi boarded by Dulla, the agents discretely followed it. The NBI-NCR operatives flagged down the taxi but the taxi tried to accelerate but was eventually blocked by the vehicles of the operatives before it could escape. The post Drug suspect with 2,454 grams of shabu worth P16-M nabbed in Pasay appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2023

Illegal drugs worth P14M seized at NAIA

The Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA reported on Monday afternoon that 10 abandoned packages containing illegal drugs from various nations were discovered at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Domestic Road, Pasay City. The BOC-NAIA said the first five abandoned parcels contained 544 ml of liquid marijuana with an estimated value of P32,640. The other five abandoned parcels contained 8,446 tablets of Ecstasy and 924 grams of raw materials with an estimated value of P14,358,200. The parcels containing liquid marijuana were shipped from Taipei, Ireland and Malaysia. They were consigned to different individuals living in the provinces of Dunaguete, Talisay City, Zamboanga City, Misamis Oriental and Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The five other parcels containing Ecstasy tablets were shipped from countries like France, Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and were consigned to different individuals in Caloocan City and Bacoor, Cavite. All seized illegal drugs were formally turned over by the BOC-NAIA to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Force Group for proper inventory.     The post Illegal drugs worth P14M seized at NAIA appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2023

P1 million worth of weeds seized

Operatives of the Quezon City Police District on Saturday reported the arrest of three drug peddlers and the confiscation of P1,080,000 worth of Marijuana in a buy-bust operation conducted by the operatives of Novaliches Police Station 4. P/Lt. Col. Jerry Castillo, Station Commander of PS 4 identified the three suspected drug pushers as Elton John Pangilinan, 24 years old; Christian Paul San Jose, 27 years old; and Rhay Van Lumanog, 22 years old, all residents of Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City. The report shows that PS 4 received information from a confidential informant regarding the illegal drug activities of the suspects in the area of Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City. Acting on the report, a buy-bust operation was conducted in coordination with PDEA-NCR at 3:30 a.m. on 16 September at Masterkee Carwash along Quirino Highway, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City. A police officer acted as a poseur buyer and bought P35,000 worth of marijuana, and at the given pre-arranged signal, they were arrested. Seized from the suspects were nine kilos of marijuana valued at P1,080,000, a piece of cling wrap plastic bag, a big eco bag, a cellular phone, one white weighing scale, and the buy-bust money. The suspects will be charged with violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. “I commend the PS 4 personnel under P/Lt. Col. P Jerry Castillo for their relentless efforts on the campaign against illegal drugs, which resulted in the arrest of the suspects and the confiscation of pieces of evidence,” QCPD director, P/Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan said. The post P1 million worth of weeds seized appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 16th, 2023

BI arrested 3 foreign fugitives in Cavite

The Bureau of Immigration arrested one Taiwanese and two Nigerian nationals in the back-to-back operations it conducted this week. The BI Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office - National Capital Region, National Bureau of Investigation - Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (NBI-TFAID), and government intelligence units conducted a joint buy-bust operation on September 13 at a popular mall in Imus, Cavite, which led to the arrest of two Nigerian nationals who were identified as John Chukwuemeka Enuka, age 41, male; and Ugochukwu Christopher Nwabufo, age 31, male. The two were arrested after being caught selling illegal drugs in violation of Section 5 in relation to Section 26, paragraph B, and Section 11, Article II of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, during the operation conducted by the authorities. The authorities seized a large stash of marijuana and heroin with an estimated street value of P8 million. The BI said that based on their records, Nwabufo has already overstayed his visa. He arrived in the Philippines in 2022 and never left the country. Menuka, Enuka has worked for a company in the country, but he failed to present his documents during checks. Moreover, on 14 September in General Trias, Cavite, BI-FSU operatives arrested a Taiwanese national identified as Chen Kai-Wun, a 55-year-old male. According to the BI, the Taiwanese authorities designated Chen as a wanted alien and declared him a fugitive from justice. Based on the report of the Taiwanese authorities, Chen is the subject of a warrant of arrest issued by the Shilin District Prosecutors Office in violation of the Controlling Guns, Ammunition, and Knives Act of Taiwan in May 2023. He is allegedly the leader of a notorious Taiwanese arms trafficking organization. Chen is also involved in facilitating the illegal entry of other Taiwanese fugitives into the country. Nwabufo and Enuka were detained at the PDEA National Office in Quezon City, while Chen will remain in the BI Warden Facility in Camp Bagong, Taguig City pending his deportation proceedings. The post BI arrested 3 foreign fugitives in Cavite appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 15th, 2023