The Bureau of Customs turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on January 15, 2018 illegal drugs worth P128.9-million that were shipped in separate packages from Pakistan.
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena said the drugs which were in five boxes were intercepted at Surface Mail Exchange Department (SMED) in Delpan, Port Area, Manila.
These five packages all came from Pakistan and arrived separately at Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) warehouse at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) before it was forwarded to SMED for proper examination.
These two million pieces of tablets were found in parcels according to authorities that include Temazepam, Valium, Pinnix, Madalin, Stilnox and Mogadon, among others.
Authorities are still investigating the recipient of the said package.