P6.5-B Worth of Methamphetamine from China Seized; Bureau of Customs Under Criticism

The Bureau of Customs, one of the two major revenue-generating agencies of the government, is under fire after P6.5-billion worth of methamphetamine from China went through undetected. The shipment was only discovered after Chinese customs officials tipped off local authorities, which later found the drugs in a warehouse in northern Metro Manila. Senators and congressmen believe this is proof of the long-standing perception of highly corrupt customs employees. There are also fears that other similar…

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