MANILA - A Filipina passenger was arrested for attempting to smuggle 6 kilos of shabu with a street value estimated at P40.8-million upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday.
In a press release, the Bureau of Customs said the Filipina arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 at 4 a.m. from Siem Reap, Cambodia via a Cebu Pacific flight 5J258.
The drugs were found after her backpack was subjected to x-ray scanning.
"Her baggage was subjected to 100% physical examination, where Customs personnel found white crystalline substances inside two handbags which were inside the backpack further concealed in a tea foil pack," the BOC statement said.
A field test was conducted and the substance tested positive for shabu.
The passenger and the seized shabu were turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for inquest proceedings for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165) and Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).