MANILA — The Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark International Airport has recently seized three (3) bottles of Cureganics CBD Tincture which positively resulted in the detection of the presence of Marijuana, a dangerous drug under R.A. No. 9165.
Through the strict profiling of shipments, the parcel declared as “Overcounter drugs for personal use” was recommended for physical examination and revealed three (3) 30ML bottles of Cureganics CBD Tincture in 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg.
Due to the previous seizures of marijuana-infused products at the port last year, the Customs Examiner coordinated and turned over samples to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region III for the conduct of chemical laboratory analysis which confirmed that the subject shipment contains marijuana.
Immediately, a warrant of seizure and detention was issued by District Collector Alexandra Lumontad against the subject shipment for violation of Sections 118 (g), 119 (d), 1113 (f), and 1401 of R.A. No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in relation to R.A. No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The subject illegal drugs were then turned over to PDEA pursuant to Customs Administrative Order No. 03-2020.
The Port of Clark, in 2020, seized various marijuana-infused products such as CBD creams, vape pens, e-liquid pods, and juicy jay hemp.
The Port of Clark International Airport commits to strengthening its border protection effort to prevent the entry of illegal drugs contained in various consumable products.
District Collector Alexandra Lumontad likewise recognized key personnel for the said seizure and reminded them to remain vigilant on these kinds of imported items emphasizing the mandate of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and the President’s fight against illegal drugs.
(Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)