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Agents seize parcel with drugs worth P13.4M

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Operatives from the  Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) intercepted a parcel containing illegal drugs worth more than P13.4 million at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.

The parcel, declared as canned food and fruits, arrived from Denmark and was consigned to an individual in Taguig City.

In a brief statement, the agency said it conducted a test and the parcel was found to contain 5,003 pieces of Ecstasy tablets and 998 grams of Ketamine.

The bureau will file criminal charges against the claimant for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act No. 9165) and Section 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of Republic Act No. 10863, also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

Customs Commissioner Bien Rubio emphasized that the bureau will remain resolute in upholding the law and safeguarding the welfare of the Filipino people.

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