Lapena said the smuggled items were discovered after Customs examiners checked the packages in the presence of personnel of the Enforcement and Security Service, X-ray Inspection Project and Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
BOC commissioner Isidro Lapena said the products were found to be misdeclared after the shipments were physically examined in the presence of agents of the Enforcement and Security Service, X-Ray Inspection Project, and Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
Ferro used to head the Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
(AIDG) but the unit's accomplishments were eclipsed by the controversy over the death of South Korean executive Jee Ick Joo.
In October Duterte issued a memorandum directing 'NBI, PNP or any and all anti-illegal drugs task force
to yield to the PDEA as the sole agency in the conduct of operations of all those who are involved in, or connected to illegal drugs.
Filipino operatives from the Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
of the Philippine National Police examine packs of suspected drugs after a buy-bust operation at the Marina Bay area along Coastal Road in Paranaque City, south of Manila yesterday.
Valte said government is now looking into this matter after three suspected members of the cartel, including an Chinese-Filipino, were arrested by the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency during a sting operation at a farm in Batangas province South of Manila last Christmas Day, December 25.
In 2003, President Arroyo created the PNP's Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF), the National Bureau of Investigation's Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
, and the Bureau of Customs' Anti-illegal Drugs Task Force
to assist PDEA in the nation's drug enforcement effort.
The matter was referred to the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
for initial drug test which resulted positive for methamphetamine,' Lapena said in a statement on Thursday.
The directive superseded the President's memorandum last October, which directed the "NBI, PNP or any and all anti-illegal drugs task force
to yield to the PDEA as the sole agency in the conduct of operations of all those who are involved in or connected to illegal drugs.
Lawyer Ruel Lasala, deputy director for Intelligence Services and Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
, particularly cautioned Filipinos on the operations of the so-called West African Drug Syndicate.
In 2003, the President created the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Force within the Philippine National Police, and the Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
within the National Bureau of Investigation to permit those agencies to support PDEA's counternarcotics efforts.
The memorandum ordered all suspected DD and/or CPECs discovered by way of regular course of work at the BOC be immediately reported to the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force
(CAIDTF) for proper coordination with PDEA.