P67.3-M worth of shabu from Africa confiscated in Pasay City

A woman was arrested in connection with nearly 10,000 kilos of suspected shabu from the country of Mozambique, which she said she was only buying for a partner she met online.

According to a report by the Bureau of Customs this Wednesday, the contraband arrived on December 2 through Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET644, which he said still passed through Hong Kong.


“The public is warned to be more aware of the variations of the love scam, where smugglers of illegal drugs use their Filipino partners to serve as couriers,” said Customs Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio.

“Our laws are very clear that whoever is identified as the owner of the shipment remains under the pain of imprisonment if found to be in violation of the rules.”

The combined forces of the Bureau of Customs – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group confiscated the parcel estimated to be worth P67,306,400 at Paircargo Warehouse, Pasay City.


P67.3-M worth of shabu from Africa confiscated in Pasay City

It is said that the parcel went through intense profiling, x-ray screening, and physical examination, due to which the alleged drugs were found inside the shipment and declared as “bearings.”

The composite team arrested the consignee of the parcel and will face a complaint for violation of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Act and (Republic Act 9165) and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (RA 10863).

“I commend the Port, under the leadership of District Collector Yasmin O. Mapa, and our partner agencies in their unwavering commitment to put an end to the proliferation of dangerous drugs in the country,” Rubio concluded while emphasizing support for the anti- illegal drug campaign by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.


Meanwhile, five government offices in Manila and a school from Laguna received threats through bomb threats.

This was confirmed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) from the circulating email of one Takahiro Karasawa, who is said to be a lawyer from Japan.

Among the recipients of such emails are the offices of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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