A woman in Cavite immediately reported to the authorities when she found out that the canned goods sent to her by her foreign boyfriend in Belgium contained illegal drugs. The two only met on the internet.
In a report by Ian Cruz on GMA News “24 Oras” this Monday, it was said that the woman found out that more than 6,000 ecstasy pills were in the shipment with a value of P10.5 million.
According to the woman, she was sent the parcel after a few months of talking with her boyfriend.
“Meron siya sa online dating, tapos naging boyfriend niya isang dayuhan. Nang naging boyfriend niya, in-inform siya na merong package na ipapadala sa kaniya na diumano’y ang laman ay mga goods,” said Cavite 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr.
“Eh ‘di ang ginawa niya nang dumating ang notice sa post office kinuha niya. Pagdating sa kanyang bahay na bukod sa mga de-lata may gamot na ipinagbabawal,” he added.
Since she immediately informed the barangay hall about the incident, Barzaga said that the incident was immediately reported to the authorities. She would not have to face a complaint.
Foreigner sends Pinay girlfriend cans containing ecstasy
“Dinala niya sa barangay hall kinausap niya ang barangay captain namin at ang ginawa ng barangay captain. Tumawag na sa kapulisan at nang dumating ang pulis may kasama ng PDEA,” he said.
The congressman gave a warning about online dating.
“Para naman magising ang ating mga kababayan na hindi basta basta ang online dating because hindi mo naman talaga alam ang personalidad ng mga makaka-date mo sa online dating,” he said.
“They have to properly scrutinize, tingnan nila ang background at tingnan nila kung talagang maayos ang intensyon sa kanila,” he added.
According to BI, unsuspecting victims usually meet the syndicate members online, who would woo them with small gifts, promises of international travel, and marriage. The fake foreign national will then claim to fly to the Philippines to meet and marry the victim.