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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has intercepted kush weeds and liquid marijuana with an estimated street value of P200,000 at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.

The shipment was reported to have originated from California, USA, and was declared as “one pair of shoes and chocolate,” BOC said in a statement.

The bureau said authorities suspected the presence of prohibited substances due to the scent emitted by the parcel, which had the same smell observed in previous apprehensions involving marijuana.

Upon examination, the parcel was found to contain four packs of suspected kush weeds and 10 cartridges of liquid marijuana.

The parcel was intercepted by BOC-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on January 6 in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group.

The consignee, who was identified as a certain Xavier Martin Bulos from Sampaloc, Manila, was arrested while claiming the parcel, and will face charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, in relation to RA 10863, or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

 

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