THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) recovered over P400 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) in a shipment from Africa.

In a statement, the BOC said 58.93 kilograms of shabu with a total estimated street value of P400,724,000 were recovered on March 20 from a shipment from Guinea, Africa that was declared as spare parts.

It said the illegal drugs were confirmed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

The PDEA is currently conducting an investigation on the consignee, who is set to undergo inquest proceedings for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 and RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization Act. (SunStar Philippines)