Customs foils sale of party drugs by alleged Pakistan syndicate
Party drugs seized by BOC
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs has formally turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the party drugs they intercepted, with a street value of more than P1.2 billion.
According to BOC Chief Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, the party drugs that were seized last January 4 and 10 were believed to have come from Pakistan.
BOC personnel detected the two million pieces of party drugs, which were in tablet form, in a shipment at the Philpost office in NAIA.
The BOC is now in pursuit of the consignees of the shipment identified as Peter Parcon and Jocelyn Villarino.
“They did not appear during the interception. Actually ito (this), it stayed for some time with the post office but walang lumitaw (no one claimed it). Then we decided to have it confiscated,” said Lapeña.
The BOC will also be on a lookout for the Filipino counterparts of the Pakistan drug syndicate. — Rajel Adora| UNTV News & Rescue
P15.7 million worth of party drugs seized in QC, two claimants nabbed
MANILA, Philippines – Personnel from the Bureau of Customs NAIA along with operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently seized a total of 9,243 ecstacy tablets commonly referred as ‘party drugs’ from two claimants in a controlled operation in Quezon City.
The arrested claimants were identified as Rowena Canapit together with a certain Michael de Guzman, who presented an authorization letter from the consignee, a certain Glory Joy Buzeta, in claiming the subject packages at around 1:00 p.m. in Quezon City Postal Office.
Records show that the packages were shipped by a certain Agner Buzeta and Victor Martis from the Netherlands and declared as hand bags and shoes, baby clothes and clothes.
The seized ecstasy tablets, valued at P15.7 million were initially discovered when the x-ray images yielded suspicious items, prompting the assigned Customs Examiner to conduct 100% physical examination of the subject packages.
During the physical examination, the party drugs were found concealed in the false space/compartment of each side of the subject packages.
The said discovery and seizure of illegal drugs were promptly coordinated with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for the conduct of controlled delivery operation against the consignee and other responsible individuals for possible prosecution for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to Section 1401 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.
PNP, PDEA seize around P12-M worth of illegal drugs on weekend ops
MANILA, Philippines — The regional offices of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have arrested 158 individuals and seized millions worth of illegal drugs during a series of operations conducted in several provinces in Central Luzon.
From April 30 to May 2, the joint operations of the two agencies have yielded a total of 478 sachets of methamphetamine or shabu, weighing 1,007.97 grams and amounting to more than P6.854-million.
Sixty-six sachets of marijuana, 24 marijuana bricks, and 26 rolled suspected dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops weighing 37,250 grams with a street value of Php4,66-million were also confiscated.
The combined operations also seized six assorted firearms and resulted in the death of five suspects.
In a press statement, PNP Regional Office 3 head PBGen. Valeriano De Leon has “lauded all operating troops for their commitment and untiring efforts to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region.”
“This is another feather in the cap for both the PNP- PRO3 and the PDEA3.Our joint efforts to combat drugs and put these lawless elements behind jail continue to pay off. We will not stop and we will win our waging war uphand,” de Leon added. —/mbmf
P4.7-M worth of shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi; 3 arrested
The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have seized P4.7 million worth of methamphetamine or shabu during a joint operation in Tawi-Tawi. Three individuals were arrested.
The three arrested during the joint buy-bust operation on Wednesday (April 28) were identified as Hassan Anggie Hawaan, 30 years old, Mannan Nusuri Muhadi, 48 years old, and Mudzna Anggie Hawaan, 42 years old. All are residents of Pundohan, Brgy Simangal, Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.
Confiscated from the suspect’s possession were around 700 grams of suspected shabu, with an estimated street value of P4.76 million; boodle money, identification cards, and two cellular phones. Suspects are now detained at Bongao Police Station for further investigation and filing of cases.
PNP Chief Police General Debold Sinas assured individuals proven to be selling or buying illegal drugs will be held accountable.
“The campaign against illegal drugs is an all-out, relentless battle that we intend to win. Peddlers, syndicates, and even those selling so-called party drugs will be put behind bars,” he said. AAC