2 nabbed for importation of P20-M worth of shabu via ‘furniture’

Two Manila residents were arrested in two separate “controlled delivery” operations on April 27 after claiming parcels that reportedly contained PhP 20 million worth of shabu, Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said.

According to Lapeña’s statement, the controlled deliveries meant to identify those involved in the importation of illegal drugs, were conducted based on information provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The two suspects were identified as Antonio Lobian Baguinbin and Gundelina David.

One package declared as a car seat booster contained two kilos of shabu. It was shipped by a certain Schiit Audio from 24900 Anza Drive, Valencia, California. It arrived at the FedEx warehouse near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on April 23. It was originally consigned to Arnel Montilla of the Montojo street in Makati City.

Meanwhile, the other package declared as a baby’s crib, also contained two kilos of shabu. It was sent by Robert Knight of California to a certain Phoy dela Cruz of Pedro Gil street in Ermita, Manila.

The suspects were turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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