Police seize P1M in ecstasy pills, P10m in drugs
The parcel of 535 pieces of ecstasy sent by one “Post NL” and consigned to an individual living in Malate, Manila, was discovered at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City late last month. Meanwhile, a high-value drug suspect was killed while PHP10 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in separate operations in Cainta, Rizal, and Manila, the Philippine National Police said Friday. PNP Chief Debold Sinas said the suspect was slain after engaging in a shootout with members of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group to escape arrest in an operation on Riverside Drive, Lawton, in Manila around 12:20 a.m. Agents of the Bureau of Customs—Ninoy Aquino International Airport seized the shipment in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and NAIA—Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group. The authorities placed the parcel under physical examination and discovered the pills.