Bureau of Customs-NAIA headed by District Collector Mimel Talusan, in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group, apprehended a claimant of two parcels containing ecstasy pills worth P1.824 million at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay city.
Both parcels came from Leusden, Netherlands and were declared as “bag of candy”.
Upon 100% physical examination of the packages, these yielded 1,073 ecstasy tablets concealed in caramel candy bags. Laboratory test conducted by the PDEA yielded positive results for ecstasy. The consignee was identified as Kim Fuentes from Makati city who was apprehended while claiming the said parcels.
The consignee and the ecstasy tablets were turned over to the PDEA for the institution of inquest proceedings for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165) in relation to Sections 118 (Prohibited Importation), 1113 (Goods Liable for Seizure and Forfeiture) and 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of the Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.