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PHILPost intercepts illegal drugs at mail center

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The Philippine Postal Corp. has beefed up its alert against illegal drugs after intercepting such items at its Central Mail Exchange Center in Metro Manila.

PHLPost said it has adopted preventive measures against the entry of ecstasy tablets and illegal drugs at the entry point where parcels passe through the post for delivery.

“Stringent security measures are being done in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to help detect the entry of illegal drugs by allowing the agency’s drug sniffing dogs to check suspicious items for delivery to addressees or consignees,” it said.

It cited the recent confiscation of ecstacy tablets at the CMEC in Pasay City and Manila Central Post Office.

Other measures include:

– tracking
– advanced data collection
– coordination with other countries’ postal administrations
– security assistance from drug and law enforcement units