MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday said it has seized PHP16.15 million worth of shabu hidden in two separate shipments of “muscle recovery bath soaks” at Port of Clark in Pampanga.

In a news release, the BOC said the shipments came from Torrance, California, USA, and were consecutively seized on July 10 and 11.

“The first shipment was declared “Ash + Axel 2PK Cryo Therapy Set” while the other was “Gent Leather Shower Gel 33.8” which were consigned to different receivers,” the BOC said.

The illegal drugs found in the shipments weighed 1,122 grams and 1,218 grams, respectively.

The BOC issued a warrant of seizure and detention against the shipments for violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in relation to Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

BOC-Port of Clark District Collector Ricardo Uy Morales cited the vigilance of their frontliners, as well as the stringent security measures being imposed by the bureau, that resulted in a series of apprehensions at the district.

“May these seizures be a warning to drug smugglers to stop what they are doing because we will not let these illegal drugs reach the public,” he said. (PNA)