DESPITE the on-going drug war in the country, which already claimed the lives of so many, three foreigners still dared to smuggle cocaine and shabu via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Chan Kawai, Pau Homanevan, both Hong Kong residents; and Kirdyushkin Yuri, a Russian; were arrested by lawmen on Wednesday after they were found to be in possession of 27 kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of P135 million. They had just arrived from Brazil via Dubai on board Emirates Air Flight EK332 at about 4:30 p.m. when apprehended.
NAIA Customs District III Collector Ed Macabeo said this is the biggest cocaine haul so far and the second interception this month brought by a Russian and two Hong Kong nationals from Brazil. He said about 7.4 kilograms of suspected cocaine in powder form and 2.5 kilos of alleged liquid cocaine were found in Yuri’s luggage.
On the other hand, nine kilos each of what is also suspected to be cocaine were found hidden inside the luggage of the two Hong Kong men, Macabeo said.
Macabeo said prior to the apprehension of the suspects, they received information that several foreigners will smuggle high value illegal drugs in the country. He added that because of the information, all luggage coming in were strictly monitored.
Last Sunday, a 22-year-old Filipino who came from Brazil was arrested at the NAIA terminal 3 for also allegedly trying to smuggle some 4.8 kilograms of suspected cocaine.
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