P4M worth of 'downers' seized in Pasay City


Posted at Feb 04 2014 04:18 PM | Updated as of Feb 05 2014 12:18 AM

MANILA -- The Bureau of Customs on Tuesday seized more than P4 million worth of illegal drugs in Central Mail Exchange Center, Old Domestic Road in Pasay City.

Officials from the BOC received an intelligence report that illegal drugs will be shipped to the country.

The drugs were found in sacks that were declared as used clothes and shoes. The sacks came from Pakistan and were addressed to a consignee in Metro Manila.

Upon inspection, authorities found banned drugs inside the sacks, including 'downers' such as Ativan and Valium.

According to Lt. Reggie Tuason, the illegal drugs were packed in six sacks, with a total weight of 60 kilograms.

Authorities are currently investigating the case. -- report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM