BOC-Clark seizes marijuana in two shipments from Spain

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Clark seized two shipments containing 231 grams of marijuana.

BOC officials said the cargoes, which originated from Spain, have a value of P392,700.

The operation was conducted by the BOC Port personnel, in coordination with the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF), Enforcement Security Service (ESS), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), X-ray Inspection Project (XIP), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

The cargoes were declared to contain city comfort bufanda mujer invierno and arrived on different dates.

The first shipment from Madrid, Spain arrived on March 27, 2022, while the second shipment from Barcelona, Spain arrived on April 3, 2022.

The consignees of the said cargoes are addressed in Quezon City and Marikina City, respectively.

The shipments were subjected to x-ray scanning, which revealed images of organic substances that prompted the conduct of a 100 percent physical examination.

This led to the discovery of two plastic pouches containing dried leaves, buds, and stems in the shipment from Madrid.

Three vacuum-sealed packs were found in the shipment from Barcelona suspected to be Marijuana.

The PDEA K9 units indicated the presence of illegal drugs in the cargo.

A warrant of seizure and detention was issued by District Collector Alexandra Lumontad against the subject shipments for violation of Sections 118 (g), 119 (d), and 1113 (f) of Republic Act (RA) 10863 in relation to Section 4 of RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The illegal drugs were turned over to PDEA for proper disposition.


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