“SEX TOYS, VIAGRA SEIZED”

Seized sex toys and sex performance enhancing pills at MCIA

By Tonton Alcos Antogop

 

Not illegal drugs but several sex toys instead and sex performance enhancing pills were seized by the alert customs authorities in the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The vibrators and viagra pills were seized from the position of Timothy Philip Coleman, 60, an Australian citizen. Coleman who listed a Cebu City hotel as his local address as tourist just disembarked from a China Southern Airlines flight no. CZ8373 from Ghuangzhou, China last March 16 when customs examiner Hevelyn Marzado discovered the prohibited items.

Marzado said the items which included lubricants and stockings were placed in the hand carried back pack and checked-in luggage of the foreigner. “Yes gi buwag-buwag gyud maygani gi apil nako check iya back pack, didto nako nakita uban vibrators and viagra,” Marzado told iNews.Ph in an interview. A particular item made the customs officials in Mactan curious as it included 6 pieces of battery operated vibrator branded as Pretty Love with 30 functions. “Ambot uy, unsa na nga ka-grabe man, 30 functions man gyud,” a female customs official said giggling.

Pursuant to Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) the items are Prohibited Importation and Exportation Sec. 118 (c) and Property Subject to Seizure and Forfeiture Sec. 113 (f). Atty. Ricardo Morales, the Deputy Collector for Passenger Services in the Subport of Mactan said that their office has been closely monitoring the arriving passengers because of past incidents of drug smuggling. “Talagang mahigpit yung pagbabantay natin at monitoring dito.

We are instructed to be on the look out always especially because of the government’s intensified anti-drug campaign,” Morales said. Morales prepared an incident report about the seized items to Subport of Mactan Collector Lilibeth Mangsal. In September 2011, a female Kenyan drug mule was arrested in the Mactan airport by the joint customs and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents after she brought in about 3 kilos of shabu from Doha, Qatar.

Asha Atieno Oguto was sentenced to life imprisonment by Lapu-Lapu City Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the trial of the case. The drugs were found in the luggage of Oguto who arrived aboard a Qatar Airways flight. In July 2016, another suspected mule, a Chinese woman, was also arrested for allegedly bringing 4.5 kilos of shabu inside her blue trolley bag. Liming Zhou arrived from Hongkong aboard a Cathay Pacific flight.

The drugs were detected through the x-rays which prompted the on-duty customs examiners to check on her belongings. Meanwhile, Mangsal has requested Pres. Rodrigo Duterte that she be appointed as district collector for the Manila International Container Port (MICP). Mangsal wrote to Duterte last March 15. MICP is the biggest port in the country.