Government agents assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have intercepted a shipment of shabu being smuggled into the country from France.
The contraband worth more than P1.7 million reportedly arrived at DHL Cargho Warehouse in Pasay City.
Based on the import manifest, the parcel was declared as “Antique French Phone” but Customs examiners found 255 grams of shabu concealed in an antique telephone assembly.
The parcel shipped by one Bleu Griotte, of Marceau Leandres 17 Grande Rue 69110 Ste Foy Les Lyon, France, is consigned to one Angeline Claire Nacua, a resident of Makati City.
Also recovered from the shipment was one antique French phone containing a black sack.
The Customs – Ninoy Aquino International Airport, with help from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group has strengthened its campaign against smuggling of drugs and other dangerous items.
In 2022, the BOC-NAIA led the task force in intercepting drug shipments worth a total of P451.8 million. There were also 31 drug-related busts in 2019, 43 in 2020, and 57 seizures in 2021. J
Port officials said they will continue their vigilance against different kind of modes of concealment of illegal drugs thru enhanced and improved profiling techniques.