NAIA Authorities Apprehend P4.5 Million Worth Of Shabu In Choco Wafer Cans
SHABU IN CHOCO WAFER CANS – The Filipino have thousands of sayings, sadly “ang gipit, sa choco wafer can kumakapit” is not one of them.
Authorities in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) confiscated over P4.5 million worth of shabu hidden in choco wafer cans. The Bureau of Customs (BuCor) released the choco wafer cans today, July 30. Furthermore, a resident from Hagonoy Bulacan cosigned and received the choco wafer package that came from Las Vegas, U.S.A.
According to a report from ABS-CBN, authorities found the drugs following a physical examination of the cargo in their warehouse. Apparently, the sender described the package as “Toys/Present”. However, when the authorities opened it up, a can of choco wafers containing drugs was found.
Following the discovery of the drugs, BuCor had coordinated with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to file charges against the importer of the package.
Throughout the years, NAIA has been a gateway for drugs from foreign countries. Smugglers have placed drugs inside several unique packages in an attempt to get through physical tests. Some of these packages included green tea packs and other food products. Locally, smugglers have even attempted to smuggle shabu inside the popular Filipino dish, “hotsilog”.
In the Philippines, shabu has become so widespread that even social media influencers have started selling the drug. Earlier in July, authorities seized P245 million worth of shabu from a model and her boyfriend. But, before her arrest, she still posted a TikTok video.