THE Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was awarded as the port with the most number of drug seizures during the 117th founding anniversary of the BoC.
Customs-NAIA District Collector Mimel Talusan received the special award given by Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and Finance Undersecretary Antonette Tionko.
The Customs-NAIA was recognized for its commitment to serve the bureau and the country.
Talusan said the award is a result of concerted efforts, reason why the Customs-NAIA was cited for being efficient in ensuring that the premier airport is guarded 24/7 from entry and exit of contrabands.
She said that to date, the Customs-NAIA has made a total of 30 drug busts in a span of only ten months and has stopped the entry of marijuana, cocaine, shabu, ecstasy and other illegal drugs concealed inside different parcels and baggage in warehouses and passenger terminals of the airport.
On top of this record-breaking achievement in Border Protection, the NAIA port was also recognized for its valuable contribution to Revenue Collection and Trade Facilitation.
Talusan said that through the joint efforts of her entire unit’s dedicated frontliners, along with members of the Customs Police, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Services and X-Ray Inspection Team, the Customs-NAIA pledges to continue its vigilance in protecting the country.