Philippine authorities seize 605 kilos of meth from China

MANILA -- Philippine authorities said Monday that they have seized 605 kilograms (1,334 pounds) of high-grade methamphetamine shipped from China following a tip from the Chinese government.


National Bureau of Investigation officials said the drugs, with a street value of 6.05 billion pesos ($121.4 million), were seized over the weekend from a brokerage warehouse in metropolitan Manila, while a portion was intercepted from a shipment consignee.


The operation was jointly conducted with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, police and the Bureau of Customs, which alerted the NBI on information from China's Office of National Narcotics Control Commission about a large shipment of illegal drugs.


"This is a good sign of cooperation not only of the different agencies under the present administration but also the international community," NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said at a news conference.


פרסום ראשון: 05.29.17, 14:22