Two pairs of branded shoes containing heroin, with an estimated value of P10,000,000, was intercepted by elements of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG) on August 17, 2015 in NAIA Terminal 1, Pasay City.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. and NAIA-IADITG Task Group Commander said that the illegal drug, which weighed two kilograms and wrapped in a carbon paper and overlap with package tape, was methodically concealed inside the cushion pads of two pairs of black and brown leather shoes as unclaimed items in the Lost and Found Section of NAIA Terminal 1 warehouse, at around 9:30 in the morning.

Joint elements of NAIA-IADITG proceeded to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID)/ID and Pass Control Division and conducted inspection, inventory and field testing of the seized powdered-like substance suspected to be dangerous drugs. Subsequently, a representative sample was brought immediately to the PDEA Laboratory Service for confirmatory examination that yielded positive results for heroin.

The inter-agency task group is presently undergoing an investigation to determine the owner of the shoes containing heroin and how they found their way in the NAIA Terminal 1 warehouse.

NAIA-IADITG is an inter-agency collaboration headed by PDEA whose members include the MIAA, Office for Transportation Security (OTS), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Justice-National Prosecution Service (DOJ-NPS), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (PNP-AIDSOTF), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and the PNP Aviation Security Group (ASG). Mr. Glenn J. Malapad

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Posted By: Lynne Pingoy


Author: tuklasinnatin

A Journalist and served government for 20 years. A community organizer who rose from a clan of artists and novelists.

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