Acting based on derogatory information, the bureau’s special illegal drug apprehension team, Customs Anti – Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF) went immediately to the Manila Post Office to confirm the arrival of 2,009 pieces of orange tablets from the Netherlands.
CAIDTF officers forwarded sample substance to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for verification that positively identified the presence of three methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) – a dangerous drug under R.A. 9165.
Having found the presence of such substance, CAIDTF officers coordinated a ‘controlled delivery’ operation with PDEA to monitor its course from the post office to its ultimate consignee/recipient. The operation was carried out consistent to the directions of BOC – EG to pin down and prosecute those directly involved in drug trafficking.
“Our accomplishments and good performance on anti – drug operations are clear manifestations of our commitment to eradicate illegal drugs, which fortunately, is in line with one of the programs of the incoming president, Rodrigo Duterte. Likewise, since I recognize that the incoming president has a free – hand to choose whom to appoint for top – level positions in the BOC, I welcome the person who may be appointed to replace me as Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement,” said EG Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno.
“Lastly, I have already made a preliminary report to the office of the new Commissioner containing all the programs, proposals, and recommendations of the Enforcement Group. I would also coordinate personally with my replacement on all details of these plans in order to ensure a seamless turnover of existing and planned groups.”
Last year, BOC – EG outperformed fifty nine (59) other national law enforcement agencies, including : Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigations (NBI), National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), and Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) among others that named Bureau of Customs as the number one (No. 1) drug – busting agency in the country. ###
Posted on 09 Jun 2016 by Editor
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