BOC-Clark, CAIDTF, ESS, CIIS & PDEA arrest claimant of seized Shabu & Marijuana derivatives in a shipment disguised as “Pens”

The intensified anti-illegal drug effort of the Bureau of Customs – Port of Clark once again resulted in a successful controlled delivery operation, in coordination with PDEA, CAIDTF, ESS, XIP, and CIIS, as it arrested the claimant of a seized shipment containing Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and Marijuana last January 12, 2022.

The shipment was declared as “pens” from Henderson, Nevada, USA and upon arrival was subjected to profiling and noted for a physical examination which resulted in the findings of eight (8) pcs. Expo Marker Pens, one (1) pack of Dart Flights, one (1) pack of magazine labeled as “Pop Boys” concealing three (3) self-sealing transparent plastic sachets of suspected Shabu, and one (1) self-sealing transparent plastic labeled as “black label brand” of suspected Liquid Marijuana.

Said shipment was likewise subjected to K9 sweeping conducted jointly by BOC & PDEA K9 Unit which gave positive indications. Representative samples were then turned over to PDEA for the conduct of chemical laboratory analysis which confirmed the presence of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or Shabu on the three (3) self-sealing transparent sachets and Tetrahydrocannabinol/Marijuana on the self-sealing sachet of “black label brand”.

District Collector Alexandra Lumontad immediately issued a Warrant of Seizure and Detention against the subject shipment for violation of Sections 118 (g), 119 (d), and 1113 par. f, i & l (3 & 4) of R.A. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in relation to R.A. 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Thereafter, a controlled delivery operation was conducted on January 12, 2022 by the joint elements of PDEA, CAIDTF, ESS & CIIS to the consignee’s address at Quezon City, Manila which resulted in the arrest of the claimant.

The subject illegal drugs with an estimated street value of Php 90,000.00 were turned over to PDEA for proper disposition and the claimant will be subjected to inquest proceedings.

The Port of Clark will remain consistent in the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the Bureau of Customs under the leadership of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and will continue to enforce stricter measures to prevent the entry of illegal drugs in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.