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BOC-NAIA Intercepts Marijuana and Cannabis oil at CMEC

April 29, 2024

The Bureau of Customs – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA), through its intensified border security measures, intercepted 2,536 grams of Marijuana or Kush and 70 pieces of vape pens containing cannabis oil with an aggregate estimated value of P3,554,600 concealed inside five (5) parcels declared as car seat cover, coffee mugs, and books from USA and Canada.

Following the X-ray and K9 inspection, potential contrabands were detected concealed in the subject parcels. A subsequent physical examination revealed dried leaves suspected to be Marijuana or Kush, along with vape pens containing cannabis oil.

The collected samples were sent to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for laboratory testing and confirmation, which turned out positive: the leaves were determined as Marijuana, and vape pens were found to contain cannabis oil, respectively. Both are considered dangerous drugs and substances as defined under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

Consignees of the parcels will face appropriate charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

The BOC-NAIA, through the leadership of District Collector Yasmin O. Mapa remains steadfast in its commitment of further strengthening the country’s border against nefarious attempts to import prohibited and dangerous drugs.

Customs Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio emphasized that: “the Bureau thru these seizures significantly aided the national government in protecting our communities from potential threats of the proliferation of dangerous drugs and substances to health and safety of our citizenry.”

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