Shipping shabu: 70 percent of drugs come through seaports - PDEA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 09 2017 03:05 PM

Chinese drug syndicates are now using seaports as an avenue to transport narcotics into the country.

Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chair Richard Gordon first asked the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency how drugs are still flowing into the country despite the dismantling of several narcotics dens.

"Marami nang nalansag na factories dito na nag shift ang operations ng Chinese drug exporters dito direkta sa Customs? Dinadala na dito yung produkto direcha? Bago ba ito o dati na?" Gordon asked.

According to PDEA Chief Isidro Lapeña, Chinese drug operators have shifted to bulk shipment.

"The clandestine laboratories that we have discovered in recent times are already abandoned," said Lapeña. "The report that we are having is that 70 percent of the drugs that are being peddled in the streets come through our seaports."

Gordon said this is alarming considering that the country has many seaports. DZMM