Customs at NAIA turns over ₱90-M worth of shabu to PDEA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) — A shipment of shabu worth ₱90 million that the Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has been turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday.

In a statement, the BOC said the shipment, which was declared as muffler parts valued at $500 or around ₱26,000, was seized on January 23 at the airport. It arrived at the DHL Warehouse from West Covina in California, USA, according to the agency.

The 13.1-kilogram illegal drugs were sent in 26 packages concealed in three muffler parts.

"Further profiling and case build up are being undertaken by PDEA for the institution of corresponding criminal case against the consignee and his cohorts," the BOC said.

The agency said 30 drug busts have been conducted at the NAIA in the last 10 months, resulting in the confiscation of illegal drugs with a total value of nearly ₱364 million.