Nearly P1M worth of marijuana seized at Clark

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Nearly P1M worth of marijuana seized at Clark
  • 588 grams of high-grade marijuana and liquid marijuana valued at P925,000 and concealed in 45 pieces of vape cartridge were seized on November 4 by the Bureau of Customs-Clark
  • A male claimant from Parañaque City was arrested during a controlled delivery operation
  • From January to date, BOC-Clark has seized P125 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested 17 claimants in coordination with PDEA

A total of 588 grams of high-grade marijuana and liquid marijuana concealed in 45 pieces of vape cartridge were seized on November 4 by Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives.

The illegal drugs valued at P925,000 were found in a shipment marked “sweater gifts” that arrived on October 28 from Culver City, California, USA, the BOC said in a statement.

The shipment was examined physically after an x-ray examination showed a suspicious image.

Discovered during the physical examination were dried leaves suspected to be high-grade marijuana, or “kush,” and 45 vape cartridges suspected to contain liquid marijuana.

Representative samples taken by the PDEA for chemical laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol/marijuana, a dangerous drug under Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

BOC-Clark district collector Alexandra Lumontad immediately issued a warrant of seizure and detention for violation of various sections of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, in relation to Section 4 (Importation of Dangerous Drugs and/or Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals) of R.A. 9165.

The Customs Anti-illegal Drugs Task Force, Enforcement Group, Intelligence Group, and PDEA conducted a controlled delivery operation on November 4 that led to the arrest of a 25-year-old male claimant who lives in Don Bosco, Parañaque City.

From January to date, BOC-Clark has seized P125 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested 17 claimants in coordination with PDEA.