|BI intercepts 2 Taiwanese drug couriers at NAIA|
MAY 02, 2012
Immigration agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have arrested two Taiwanese nationals who were caught carrying illegal drugs.
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said Shen Wun Bing, 34, and Lan Mao Yang, 28, were intercepted last April 26 after arriving aboard a China Airlines flight from Taipei.
The two were reportedly caught with several plastic sachets containing tablets of Clonazepam and Alprazolam which are prohibited substances under the anti-illegal drugs act.
David disclosed that the suspects are now in the custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) for investigation and filing of criminal charges.
He added that the duo will undergo deportation proceedings before the BI for being undesirable aliens.
“But we will only deport them after they are convicted of their crimes and have served the sentence that will be imposed by the court,” the BI chief said.
David commended the BI personnel at the NAIA for their vigilance that resulted in the arrest of the foreign drug suspects.
Uso Dan Salasim, NAIA-BI intelligence unit head, reported that the two foreigners were being processed at the immigration arrival counter when they were accosted by BI personnel
Salasim said the passengers’ behavior became suspect after one of them, after being cleared for entry, returned to retrieve the hancarried luggage of his companion who was then being interviewed by immigration officers.
This prompted the BI personnel to seek the assistance of NAIA customs personnel who then opened the luggage and discovered the tablets which were later tested and confirmed as illegal drugs by PDEA personnel.###