The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday dawn seized 604 kilos of illegal drugs valued at P6.4 billion in two separate operations conducted in warehouses in Valenzuela City.
The BOC acted on the intelligence report provided by Mr. Zhang Xiaohui, director of International Enforcement Cooperation Division of Anti-Smuggling Bureau, General Administration of China Customs, which stated that two warehouses were being used in illegal drugs operation.
The BOC agents immediately proceeded sites and inspected the warehouses located in Aster Street, Paso de Blas and F. Bautista Street, Ugong, respectively. They were armed with visitorial powers and Letter of Authority issued by Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon.
The agents, in coordination with operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency PDEA, found methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu hidden in five metal cylinders.
According to Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service Director Neil Estrella, Fidel Anoche Dee and his sister received the illegal shipment.
The suspects and the drugs are now in the custody of PDEA and NBI.
Faeldon commended all agents, saying the successful operation manifests the strong commitment and cooperation between China and the Philippines in fighting illegal drugs.
“Our level of effective information sharing with China Customs Cooperation sends a strong warning to all those involved in the drugs trade,” Faeldon said. #