Ninoy Aquino International Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Group (NAIA- IADITG) intercepted a large shipment of psychoactive designer drug Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or commonly known as Ecstacy during a controlled delivery operation at 12:30PM today, February 15,2021 at Philpost Central Office in Manila.
PNP Chief Police General Debold M Sinas announced the arrest of RONRON SALONGA, 26 years old by members of NAIA- IADITG. "The PNP, as an active member of the NAIA-IADITG, will remain vigilant to thwart any attempt to illegally import prohibited drugs, unregistered pharmaceutical products and other restricted and regulated goods brought into the country without the proper clearance.”, the PNP Chief said.
Citing reports from Police Brigadier General Ronald O Lee, Director of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG), Sinas said the suspect was arrested after receiving a parcel at the Philpost Manila Central Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila that contained 2,878 pieces of ecstasy pills with standard drug price of P4,892,600.
The Chief PNP said the drugs were concealed inside a box of clothes and shoes shipped by a certain Mary Lumbao Edwards from Netherlands and consigned to Susan Lumbao of Malate, Manila.
Other non-drug items recovered from the arrested person were the authorization letter and photocopy of ID of the consignee, Susan Lumbao, some identification cards, parcel delivery notice and sales invoice.
A case for violation of Section 4, Article II of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and RA No.10863 or Customs Modernization and Tariff Act will be filed by the Task Group against the arrested person.