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P90-M worth of shabu stuffed inside car mufflers seized

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:07 PM

13 kilos of shabu worth P90 million

MANILA, Philippines — A shipment containing 13 kilos of shabu worth P90 million was intercepted at the DHL warehouse by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The contraband was stuffed inside car mufflers and smuggled into the country from California.

The drug haul was turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday (February 12).

Authorities declined to provide the name of the consignee but assured that criminal complaints against the party responsible for the shipment are currently being processed. — Nel Maribojoc

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PDEA seizes over P1-M suspected shabu in Taguig entrapment op

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:10 PM

suspected shabu

MANILA, Philippines — Two drug suspects were nabbed at the parking lot of Sunshine Mall in Taguig City on Monday (February 4) by the joint forces of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 4-A (Calabarzon) and PDEA-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The suspects were identified as Abdul Kalipa, 19, and Jamil Umpar, 29, who hail from Marawi and North Cotabato respectively.

Two hundred grams (200g) of suspected shabu worth P1.2 million were seized from the suspects.

PDEA said that the information given by their office at Camp Vicente Lim helped greatly in the arrest of the suspects who were operating in Taguig.

The suspects strongly denied any involvement in illegal drugs.

“’Di ko alam na ganyan ang laman. Sabi niya sakin chocolate. Biglaan ang pangyayari. Kung alam ko lang na ganyan ang laman ng plastic, sinauli ko na sa kaniya,” said Umpar.

“Hindi ko naman po alam na may dala pong iligal po. Pumasok ako sa sasakyan tapos hindi ko naman po alam na may dalang iba,” said Kalipa.

The suspects will face drug charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. —Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News & Rescue

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NBI nabs alleged ‘middleman’ in P6.4-B shabu smuggling case

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, 4 February 2019 10:30 PM

Businessman Kenneth Dong

Authorities arrested businessman Dong Yi Shen aka Kenneth Dong on Monday (February 4) over his alleged involvement as facilitator of the P6.4 billion shabu shipment from China that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in 2017.

Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (NBI-AOTCD) arrested Dong at 2pm in Lot 87, Block 12, Phase 2, Katarungan Village, Muntinlupa City.

He was arrested by virtue of the alias warrant of arrest issued by Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa of Regional Trial Court Branch 46 of Manila for violation of section 4 in relation to Section 26 (a) of RA 9165 (Importation of Dangerous Drugs).

Dong was tagged by customs broker and co-accused Mark Taguba as the middleman of Filipino-Chinese businessman Richard Chen, the owner of the warehouse in Valenzuela City where the shabu shipment was seized by NBI AOTCD and BOC in May 2017.  — UNTV News and Rescue

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NAIA Customs intensifies drive vs. African Swine Fever; seizes 1,151kg meat

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, 19 January 2019 03:40 PM

Pork meat seized by the Bureau of Customs at the
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for not having health clearances |Photo by BOC

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a total of 1,151 kgs of pork meat without health clearances at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) since the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) was first recorded in January this year.

The Department of Agriculture has banned the entry of imported meat as the deadly pig virus is now affecting large pig farms in China and other countries in Europe.

Customs frontliners strictly inspect meat products for sanitary and phytosanitary clearance and beef up security in ports against entry of pork and pork-based products from ASF affected countries including China, Hungary, Belgium, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Moldova, South Africa, and Zambia.

Such measures aim to protect the country’s hog industry not only from the ASF virus but from any possible swine and agricultural epidemic, according to the BOC. — UNTV News and Rescue

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