CITY OF SAN FERNANDO More than 11-million worth of suspected illegal drugs were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Port of Clark.
The illegal drugs were discovered in a shipment declared to contain shoes that arrived on November 17 from Kempton Park, South Africa.
An x-ray inspection and K-9 sweeping was conducted by the BOC and Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency. PDEA to confirm the presence of illegal drugs in the cargo.
Discovered inside the shipment were transparent packs of white crystalline substances wrapped in black duct tape and concealed inside the lining of five handbags.
Samples were taken and turned over to PDEA for chemical laboratory analysis which confirmed later the substance as methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
The said drugs are considered illegal and dangerous under the Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Collector John Simon issued a Warrant of Seizure and Detention against the shipment for violation of Sections 118 (g), 119 (d), and 1113 par. f, i & l (3 & 4) of R.A. No. 10863 in relation to R.A. No. 9165.
The illegal drugs were turned over to PDEA on Tuesday for proper handling and disposal.
December 30, 2022
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