MANILA – Combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) intercepted a package containing tablets of powdered substance suspected to be methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), or popularly known as ecstasy, inside a post office in Parañaque City, PDEA official said on Saturday.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said that the party drug, which reportedly came from the Netherlands, was placed inside 1,010 pieces of tablet and has an estimated street value of Php 1.5 million.
Cacdac said that on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 8), the combined elements of PDEA Regional Office 3 (PDEA RO3) under Director Jeoffrey Tacio, PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) Airport Interdiction Unit under Atty. Jacquelyn de Guzman, BOC and PNP Aviation Security Group intercepted the package of ecstasy tablets hidden in a small rectangular paper box at Philpost Central Office, Parañaque City.
“Prior to the discovery, we have been building up this case for the past three days and learned that an ecstasy parcel is due for transport into the country through the post. PDEA RO3 operatives were able to extract the parcel’s tracking number that led to the determination of its location and time of delivery,” Cacdac said.
The package was sent by a certain J. Vermolen with address at Watergraasmeerstraat 35 2131DB Hoofddrop, Netherlands and consigned to a certain Martin Sean Duenas of BF Homes, Parañaque City. Their identities and information are presently the subject of investigation and validation.