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Shabu shipments seized near NAIA

Government agents seized outbound shipments of shabu and valium tablets valued at P600,000 in a warehouse near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Customs-NAIA operatives, in close coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and NAIA Interagency Drug Interdiction Task Group, intercepted five parcel shipments containing 71.6 grams of shabu and 97 tablets of Valium in a warehouse on Friday.

Three of the packages contained more than 70 grams of shabu hidden inside a book and pieces of papers, and set to be delivered in Israel, while another seven grams worth P47,600 was found inside “mini speakers” bound for Papua New Guinea.

The two other parcel delivery contained three grams of shabu concealed inside two boxer briefs, and 97 tablets of Valium found in pieces of papers, both bound for the United States.

Authorities are now investigating the owners and consignees of the six packages and will be the subjects of profiling by the PDEA.

The Customs-NAIA made the seizure a week after it intercepted various cargo parcels containing liquid marijuana worth P700,000 at different warehouses situated also near the Manila airport.

The seized items—a total of 11 packages containing 330 cartridges of liquid marijuana—arrived from various countries on separate dates late last year.

Topics: Shabu , valium tablets , Ninoy Aquino International Airport , NAIA , Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency , NAIA Interagency Drug Interdiction Task Group
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