Customs seizes P56-M ‘shabu’

Customs seizes P56-M ‘shabu’

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) has seized P56 million worth of “shabu” and arrested the claimant in Cavite.

The agency said that it seized 8,126 grams of the illegal and addictive substance in a joint operation with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

“Physical examination resulted in the discovery of eight brown heat-sealed plastics containing the illegal substance declared as ‘dry food’ which arrived on Dec. 17, from California, USA,” it said.

Laboratory analysis showed that the substance was methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu.”

The BoC and PDEA also arrested the consignee in Cavite on Dec. 19. — Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson