BOC-Clark seizes high-grade marijuana Kush; police arrest lone claimant

BOC-Clark seizes high-grade marijuana Kush; police arrest lone claimant

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark, in coordination with the
Customs Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force (CAIDTF), Enforcement & Security
Service (ESS), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS),
X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) & Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
(PDEA), uncovered 35 grams of Kush Marijuana with an estimated value
of P52,500 inside eight (8) canisters and arrested its claimant
on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 in Malabon City.

The shipment from Pennsylvania, USA, accordingly contained “goodies” but when it was subjected to X-ray scanning, it revealed suspicious images.

K9 sweeping also indicated the possible presence of illegal drugs.

Physical examination was then conducted which resulted in the
discovery of the eight (8) canisters containing dried buds and leaves
of Kush or high-grade marijuana.

Samples were then taken and turned over to the PDEA for chemical laboratory analysis which confirmed the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main ingredient of marijuana, a dangerous drug under the Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

District Collector Alexandra Lumontad issued a Warrant of Seizure and
Detention on Sept. 8 for violation of Sections 118 (g), 119 (d), and
1113 par. f, I & l (3 & 4) of R.A. No. 10863 or the Customs
Modernization and Tariff Act and in relation to Section 4 of R.A. No.
9165.

Controlled delivery operations were then conducted by the joint elements of
PDEA and BOC on Sept. 13 in Malabon City which led to the arrest of one
(1) claimant.

The Port of Clark has seized P114 million worth of illegal drugs from
January 2022 to date.

The BOC, under the leadership of Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz,
vows to steadfastly carry out the directives of President Ferdinand
Marcos Jr. to stop illegal drug smuggling in the country.

(Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BC/ai/mtvn)

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