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PDEA stands behind it accuracy on impurity profiling of seized drug evidence

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency stands by its earlier findings that chemical links have been established between representative samples from the intercepted shipment of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu at the Manila International Container Port and portions of drug evidence seized from recent anti-drug operations. “Same profile of drug samples means same source, same manufacturer, and […]

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BOC turns over used clothing to DSWD, seized drugs as well as live snake

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday has turned over about 120 boxes of abandoned clothes and pillows, bedding and blankets to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for use of Typhoon Ompong victims. BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the items and personal effects came from delayed luggage […]

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BoC turned over some PhP37 million worth of seized illegal drugs to PDEA

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs recently has turned over to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency some PhP37.3 million worth of illegal drugs it earlier seized from the bonded warehouses of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The BoC haul consisted of 5,239 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu which were concealed in various items […]

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Problemang shabu tuldukan*

PATULOY ang masinsinan na pagtutok at pagtugis ng mga elemento ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency laban sa ipinagbabawal na drogang shabu at sa mga demonyong nagpapakalat nito. Akalain ninyong kamakailan lang ay natuklasan ng PDEA ang 500 kilo ng shabu na nagkakahalaga ng PhP4.3 bilyon na itinago sa dalawang magnetic scrap lifters sa loob ng […]

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PH Commission on Election official caught while allegedly selling illegal drugs

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A COMMISSION on Elections official and another person were arrested in Cagayan De Oro City by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency after he allegedly sold methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to an undercover agent last Wednesday. The report of the arrest came after PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino had […]

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Illegal drugs worth PhP4.3 billion intercepted and seized at Manila’s North Harbor

COMBINED operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Customs on Monday have intercepted and seized a shipment of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with an estimated value of PhP4.3 billion at the North Harbor of Manila International Container Port. The alleged illegal drugs, weighing approximately 500 kilograms, […]

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Ombudsman clears President Duterte’s son Paolo in PhP6.4 billion shabu smuggling case

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Office of the Ombudsman has cleared the son of President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, from any involvement in a sensational illegal drugs smuggling case. This developed as it completed its fact-finding investigation on a complaint involving the smuggling of 602.2 kilograms of high-grade methamphetamine hydrochloride […]

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PH customs bureau turns over PhP10 million worth of intercepted illegal drugs to PDEA

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs on Friday turned over to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency the PhP10 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and kush weeds it intercepted and seized at the FEDEX warehouse near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. According to BoC District III Collector Carmelita Talusan, the 2,066 grams or […]