Naia au­thor­i­ties seize shabu in Aus­tralia-bound pack­age

Cebu Daily News - - ISLANDS - /IN­QUIRER.NET

Agents of the Bureau of Cus­toms (BOC) have seized a to­tal of P5 mil­lion worth of shabu con­cealed in­side a gui­tar am­pli­fier at the Ni­noy Aquino In­ter­na­tional Air­port (Naia).

Maj. Jay­bee Raul Cometa, of the X-ray In­spec­tion Project (XIP), said on Fri­day the one kilo of shabu cov­ered by plas­tic wrap­per was in­ter­cepted on Septem­ber 10 af­ter it dis­played ir­reg­u­lar­ity in the x-ray mon­i­tor of the Fed­eral Ex­press (FedEx) ware­house.

BOC ex­am­in­ers on duty, to­gether with agents from the Cus­toms An­tiIl­le­gal Drug Task Force (CAIDTF) and the Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (Pdea-Naia), con­ducted the phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion.

The said ship­ment, sup­pos­edly to be ex­ported by a cer­tain Che Che Cruz of Philip­pine Elec­tron­ics in New Zaniga, Man­daluy­ong, was con­signed to a cer­tain Jerry Yu, al­legedly from Shen­ton Av­enue, Bank­town, Sid­ney, Aus­tralia.

The par­cel was later turned over to the PDEA on Septem­ber 13 for proper safe­keep­ing and dis­posal.

Mean­while, par­al­lel in­ves­ti­ga­tion is be­ing con­ducted by the BOC, CAIDTF and the PDEA to iden­tify the peo­ple who tried to send the pack­age abroad.


Naia file photo.

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