On Thursday noon, four bags of suspected ecstasy worth P3 million were recovered in Barangay Pacdal, Baguio City.
The package was first received by the Bureau of Customs but to catch who will receive it, a controlled delivery operation was conducted in Baguio City, where the package was brought to the address listed here.
The woman who received the package was arrested, but it was not named after her. Instead, according to her, she was just persuaded to accept the package named after Joyce Ann Jores San Antonio.
According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the seized drugs came from Germany and are commonly used as party drugs.
“Magkakaroon kami ng intelligence assessment na bakit dito sa Baguio kung kailan pandemic, may mga party drugs na dumadating na ganito. Maari na taktika nila ito para ma-divert yung law enforcement sa National Capital Region at baka balak nilang gawing distribution hub ang Baguio City,” said Gil Castro, Regional Director of PDEA-Cordillera.
(We will have an intelligence assessment of why here in Baguio when there is a pandemic, party drugs are coming like this. This may be their tactic to divert law enforcement to the National Capital Region, and they may plan to make Baguio City a distribution hub.)
Over P3-M worth of ecstasy from Germany seized in Baguio
The investigation is ongoing to determine who is the mastermind behind bringing illegal drugs into the city.
Meanwhile, a woman allegedly selling drugs in Pasig City was arrested in a drug bust of the Eastern Police District.
Alias Abss, 29, was reported to the police for allegedly selling illegal drugs.
The transaction took place in Karangalan Village, Barangay Manggahan where he sold P500 of shabu.
She was also caught with several packages of suspected shabu worth more than P40,000.
The suspect is in the custody of Pasig City Police and is facing charges of selling illegal drugs without bail.