Government agents have seized P40.8 million worth of shabu and P1.8 million worth of high-grade marijuana in two separate incidents Friday evening.
Three suspected drug dealers were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Isabelle Grand Villas in Barangay Moonwalk, Parañaque City where the six kilos of shabu were recovered, along with three mobile phones and the buy-bust money.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency identified the suspects as Hamodine Ibrahum, 26; Datunot Magelna, 22, and Eric Musa, 20 around 8:30 p.m.
Police said Ibrahim, who they said was disguised as a tricycle driver for the illegal transaction, was the main subject of the operation.
Meanwhile, Customs agents assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport intercepted a shipment of kush or high-grade marijuana at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City.
Authorities arrested Joseph Marck Tamo, a resident of Mariano Street, Taguig City and the claimant of the shipment misdeclared as “Marvel Comic and Child Sleeping Bag” from the USA.
Tamo was apprehended while claiming the parcel containing three vacuum-sealed pouches of kush weed.
The suspect will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan commended the vigilance and efforts of Customs frontliners in coordination with PDEA and the Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group for the success of their campaign against illegal drugs.
She assured that Customs NAIA will continue to comply with the directives of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero to be always vigilant against the entry and exit of illicit drugs and other contraband.
“The Bureau of Customs is very much on board in the country’s war against drugs and we will exert our efforts to continue protecting our nation and prevent the use of our ports in the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country,” Talusan said.