MANILA (Mabuhay) — The customs bureau on Wednesday announced it has intercepted some P7.5-million worth of ecstasy from the Netherlands at the Manila Central Post Office.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it intercepted some 5,000 pieces of ecstasy, and an undetermined amount of amphetamine in five parcels — three consigned to a certain Don Arnold, and two consigned to a Martin Domingo.
Deputy Commissioner BOC Arnel Alcaraz said drug syndicates usually order illegal drugs online using fake identity and use bitcoints as payment.
The interception was carried out by the team composed of the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force, the Port of Manila Collection District, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
The BOC said it has already ordered a deeper investigation into the matter to be able to pinpoint individuals involved in the illegal activity.
Aside from this, the BOC also said it collected some 2,000 pieces of ecstasy tablets at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) on August 22, and 2.4 kilograms of cocaine at the Clark International Airport on August 28.(MNS)