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By Betheena Kae Unite

A shipment containing a kilo of shabu worth P5 million was intercepted at the Federal Express Warehouse in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Friday.

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Maj. Jaybee Raul Cometa of the X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) said the shipment was declared as a guitar amplifier however further inspection showed that it contained illegal drugs.

The shipment was intercepted in July after it displayed irregularity in the X-ray monitor of the FedEx warehouse, Cometa said.

BOC examiners on duty immediately conducted the physical examination of the shipment in the presence of agents from the Customs Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force (CAIDTF) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-NAIA.

Cometa disclosed that the shipment was to be exported by a certain Che Che Cruz of Philippine Electronics, New Zaniga, Mandaluyong. It was consigned to a certain Jerry Yu allegedly from Shenton Avenue, Banktown, Sydney, Australia.

The illegal drugs was concealed in a plastic wrapper containing the white crystalline substance.

It was already turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Wednesday for proper disposal.

A parallel investigation is being conducted by the BOC-Anti-illegal drugs task force and the PDEA to arrest the drug suspects, according to BOC.

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