Customs and airport authorities in Manila seized 10 shipments of illegal drugs worth more than P14 million at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.
The first five shipments contained 544 ml of liquid marijuana, while the other five contained 8,446 pieces of ecstasy tablets and 924 grams of raw materials of the said party drugs.
The liquid marijuana came from Taipei, Taiwan, Ireland, and Malaysia and was consigned to individuals residing in Dumaguete, Talisay City, Zamboanga City, Misamis Oriental, and Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
The ecstasy tablets, on the other hand, were shipped from France, Amsterdam, and the Netherlands and consigned to different individuals in Caloocan City and Bacoor, Cavite.
The Bureau of Customs already turned over the seized shipments to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for proper disposition.
Airport authorities have heightened vigilance in the campaign against illegal drug trafficking in a bid to discourage international drug syndicates from using the Philippines as a transshipment point for illegal substances.
Just recently, Customs operatives also intercepted a Canadian drug mule who was caught with baggage containing shabu worth more than P48 million at the airport.
A 20-year-old man was also arrested by the bureau after he claimed a package of smuggled cannabis oil worth P3.9 million, also in CMEC.