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BOC-CLARK SEIZES P672K WORTH OF MARIJUANA DECLARED AS “PRESCRIPTION MEDS”

October 30, 2022

The Bureau of Customs–Port of Clark, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), seized 448 grams of Kush marijuana worth at least P672,000 on October 11.

The shipment with illegal drugs, declared as “prescription medicines” (dry goods), arrived in the country on September 26 from Quebec, Canada.

The Customs Examiner profiled the shipment for physical examination after x-ray scanning showed a suspicious image.

Found were dried leaves inside 21 canisters/tubes with a gross weight of 448 grams.

K9 sweeping was likewise conducted on the shipment, which revealed illegal drugs.

Samples of the dried leaves were brought to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for chemical laboratory analysis, which later confirmed the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol/ Marijuana, considered 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 against the shipment for violating Sections 118 (g), 119 (d), and 1113 par. f, i & l (3 & 4) of R.A. No. 10863 in relation to Section 4 of R.A. No. 9165.

The Port of Clark, through the vigilance of its anti-illegal drugs task force; customs examiners; intelligence: and enforcement personnel, already seized P124 million worth of illegal drugs in 2022.The BOC, under the leadership of Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz, remains steadfast in the directives of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to prevent the entry of illegal drugs and other dangerous substances into the country.#

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