MANILA—The Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated about P90 million worth of illegal drugs at the port of Clark on January 25.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency confirmed 6 boxes that were declared as containing religious items allegedly had 18 kilograms of shabu in it.
Authorities found that the profile shipment was identical with the modus operandi of the alleged drug cartel that had earlier sent shabu to the country on January 23, also using religious items as a front.
The items were originally shipped from California and was to be delivered to consignees Mauricia de Padua and Suriong Taib in Taguig and Cavite.
The couple has been placed under the custody of PDEA and are facing a charge for importation of illegal drugs.