Over P2.7M worth of illegal drugs seized in Brgy. Baclaran, Parañaque City

Marje Pelayo   •   September 23, 2021   •   334

MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported on Thursday (September 23) that over P2.7-million worth of illegal drugs were seized in an operation held on September 21 in Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City.

According to a report submitted to NCRPO Chief Pmgen Vicente Danao Jr, police elements were able to intercept and arrest the suspect identified as Joey S. De Leon, from Dimasalang St, Pasay City.

He was caught engaging in illegal drug trade in front of The Original Seafood Building along Market Roxas Boulevard, Service Road North Bound, in Barangay Baclaran.

Recovered from the suspect were the following pieces of evidence:

-a piece medium tied transparent plastic containing white crystalline substance of suspected shabu which was the subject of sale;
-two medium tied transparent plastic containing white crystaline substance of suspected shabu;
-seven pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet each containing white crystalline substance of suspected shabu weighing a total weight of more or less 379 grams with a total street value of P2,577,200;
-a piece of genuine P1,000 bill on top of three pieces of buy-bust money;
a piece coin purse color brown; and
-a shoe box.

The seized illegal drug items were turned over to the Southern Police District Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis while a case for violation of RA 9165 of the The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is being prepared against the arrested suspect.

BOC seizes P7.5M worth of illegal drugs at NAIA concealed in clothes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 30, 2021


MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a total of 1.1 kilos of methamphetamine that has a street value of ₱7,527,600  contained in two air parcels at a Fedex warehouse in Pasay City.

Covering importation documents show the seized air cargoes were all shipped from Malaysia.

According to the BOC, the parcels containing clothes, slippers, and food chips were subjected to physical examination after x-ray scanning yielded suspicious images.

Further investigation revealed a total of four plastics containing white crystalline substance concealed in t-shirts.

Authorities later confirmed and verified that the substance is methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

The seized illegal drugs are now under the custody of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for case profiling and build up against persons responsible.

Meanwhile, the BOC-NAIA said it will continue to intensify border protection efforts together with PDEA and partner agencies to stop proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. AAC

P3M worth of illegal drugs seized in Baguio City

Marje Pelayo   •   August 27, 2021

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) reported the seizure of P3.031 million worth of illegal drugs in a joint operation in Baguio City on August 12, 2021.

The controlled delivery operation resulted in the arrest of an individual identified as Elisa Aguirre Millare.

According to NBI Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director Eric Distor, the operation stemmed from the interception of a parcel by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The said parcel was declared as bed sheets and shoes but upon inspection the parcel in fact contains 1,783 tablets of “ecstasy” or party drugs with an estimated street value of more than P1.3 million which was shipped by Fostina Obobo of Neuss, Germany and consigned to Joyce Annsan Antono of Baguio City.

NBI agents, together with members of the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG), proceeded to Baguio City for a controlled delivery operation.

On August 11, 2021, the consignee was supposed to claim the subject parcel from Baguio Post Office but she didn’t arrive. Instead, she gave information that she would claim the said parcel at her residence in Bristle Ridge Residences.

Millare was arrested in front of Bristle Ridge Condominium in the act of handing down the parcel.

She was presented for inquest proceedings before the Office of the Prosecutor, Baguio City for violation of Section 4 (Importation of Dangerous Drugs) of R.A. 9165.

In addition, the consignee, Joyce Annsan Antono a.k.a Joyce Ann San Antonio (at-large) was also included in the charge.

PCG nabs 2 riders delivering illegal drugs to isolation hotel in Taguig

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 20, 2021

Sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride concealed inside the casing of a cell phone.

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday intercepted two separate packages containing illegal drugs set to be delivered to an isolation hotel in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig.

Based on the report of the PCG Task Group Bantay Bayanihan, two riders of a popular courier service were delivering the said packages to returning overseas Filipino workers (RFOs) who were quarantined at a BGC hotel.

The first rider arrived at the hotel at 4:00 p.m. Thursday (August 19). The package was said to contain clothes and a cellphone, based on the sender’s declaration. After inspection however, authorities found a plastic sachet of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside the cellphone case.

Authorities brought the driver and the package to the Taguig Police Station where, upon further verification, it was concluded that the driver was unaware of the package’s illicit contents and was thereby cleared of suspicion.

Soon after, the second delivery rider arrived at the isolation hotel bearing a package declared to contain clothes for the rider’s RFO cousin staying in the hotel.

Further inspection of the package also revealed a plastic sachet containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be an illegal drug.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed in a series of tests that contents of the two plastic sachets were indeed the dangerous drug, methamphetamine hydrochloride.

On Friday (August 20), charges were filed against the two RFO consignees and the second rider for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.


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