Charges to be filed vs those behind P1.8-billion shabu shipment from Vietnam

Customs accreditation of consignee, broker revoked

The Bureau of Customs on Friday, March 22, intercepted P1.8 billion worth of shabu. The shipment had come from Vietnam and had been declared by the consignee as plastic resin. Earlo Bringas/Eagle News/

(Eagle News)–Charges will be filed against those behind the P1.8 billion worth of  shabu intercepted by Customs authorities.

In a statement, Manila International  Container Port District Collector Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria said he has also revoked the customs accreditation of the  consignee, Wealth Lotus Empire Corporation, behind the shipment from Vietnam intercepted on Friday, March 22.

He said the accreditation of customs broker Jane A. Castillo has also been revoked.

Customs authorities intercepted the  shabu upon a tip from Vietnamese authorities.

The suspected illegal drugs, which arrived last Monday at the Manila North Harbor, were found inside a 40-foot container that had been declared as plastic resin.

Customs officials have turned over the shipment to the to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.