U.S.-Philippine Cooperation Leads to Drug Seizure and Arrests

Manila, January 30, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines commends the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on the seizure of approximately six kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and the arrest of two Philippine citizens suspected to be involved in the importation of the methamphetamine.

On January 24, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) provided PDEA and the Bureau of Customs information two parcels containing crystal methamphetamine destined for the Philippines.  With the shipping and locator information, PDEA intercepted the parcels and seized approximately six kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, with an estimated value of Php34 million.

On January 25, 2018, PDEA conducted a controlled delivery in Cavite and arrested two Philippine citizens for violating Philippine Republic Act 9165, Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.