MORE than P10-million ecstasy tablets in parcel from Belgium were turned over to the authorities by a female claimant in Cavite.
The woman, a resident of Dasmarinas Cavite, went to the barangay hall of Burol 1, Dasmarinas, and surrendered the parcel.
According to her, on January 20 she received a text message from the Post Office regarding a parcel that arrived and had to be picked up on the same day.
The woman immediately went to the Postal Office of Paranaque City and took the package named after her.
The parcel came from Marco Williams of Clos Jean Van Ryn 102, 1200 Wolume-Saint-Lambert Belgium.
When she returned home, she opened the box that contained canned goods and biscuits. She said when she opened one of the canned goods she was surprised to see its contents.
The claimant immediately went to the barangay hall and turned over the parcel. Barangay officials then called the police.
Operatives of the Dasmarinas Police Station, along with members of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 4A, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Cavite Police Provincial Office, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 4A, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Group-Special Operations Unit 4A, responded.
The parcel was found to be containing seven canned goods, a black box, a pack of golden rolls, one box of Hollandia crackers and two Tortina biscuits.
The more than 6,266 tablets of ecstasy worth P10,652,200 were found to be hidden in canned goods.
Authorities are currently conducting a follow-up investigation to identify the source of the parcel.