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BOC-Clark uncovers P103.1-M worth of Shabu in three parcels disguised as “brochures”

January 2, 2024

The Bureau of Customs – Port of Clark successfully busted three parcels containing 14,944 grams of Shabu, with an estimated street value of P103,113,600.00.

Marked “suspicious” by the port’s X-ray Inspection Project, three parcels declared as “brochures” originating from Texas, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, USA arrived on December 18, 2023 and underwent K9 sniffing. After conducting physical inspection, these were found to contain plastic pouches containing white crystalline materials suspected to be Shabu.

PDEA chemical laboratory analysis confirmed that the substances were indeed Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, commonly known as “Shabu”, a dangerous drug under R.A. No. 9165.

District Collector Erastus Sandino Austria issued Warrants of Seizure and Detention against the subject shipments for violation of R.A. No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in relation to R.A. No. 9165.

The Port of Clark, led by District Collector Austria, remains committed in dismantling different modus operandi of drug smugglers to prevent the entry and distribution of illicit substances.

“Though there is still much work to do in the Bureau of Customs to achieve greatness in our efforts to stop any illegal attempts to import controlled substances into the country, we will continue to strengthen our coordination with our partner law enforcement agencies in protecting our nation from the damaging effects of drug trafficking,” Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio stated.

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