Airport Customs agents seized a parcel containing illegal substance valued at P1 million at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC).
Airport district collector Mimel Talusan said the air parcel contained 535 pieces of ecstasy tablets, known as “party drug,” sent by a certain “POST NL” of Netherlands and consigned to a resident of Malate, Manila.
A joint Bureau of Customs, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Ninoy Aquino International Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (Naia-IADITG) seized the parcel, which was declared as containing “documents.”
Talusan said the tablets were initially discovered by Customs personnel at CMEC during physical examination of the air parcel. Subsequent laboratory test conducted by the PDEA confirmed the tablets as ecstasy, a banned tablet.
The seized tablets were turned over on January 7, 2021 to PDEA for further investigation and possible prosecution of individuals involved in the illegal importation for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.