P141-M shabu packed in speakers seized from Pasay warehouse

Rambo Talabong
P141-M shabu packed in speakers seized from Pasay warehouse
Weighing a total of 20.8 kilograms, the seizure is one of the biggest drug hauls of the Bureau of Customs in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Bureau of Customs (BOC) agents intercepted shabu (methamphetamine) worth P141 million at a FedEx warehouse in Pasay City on Wednesday, December 18.

The illegal drugs were packed in medium-sized plastic bags and then stuffed inside audio speakers. According to the BOC, the shipment came from the United States.

Weighing a total of 20.8 kilograms, the seizure is one of the biggest drug hauls of the BOC in 2019.

Photo from Bureau of Customs

The drugs were intercepted after government intelligence agents received information on the shipment.

The BOC has turned over the drugs to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for inventory and for further investigation. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.