Bureau of Customs (BOC) agents at the Port of Clark seized some P1.1 million worth of marijuana from a misdeclared shipment, the bureau said on Friday.
In a statement, the BOC said the intercepted 966 grams of marijuana was retrieved from a shipment declared as “art-work fine” from California, USA arrived on June 09, 2020.
The shipment was subjected to strict profiling of documents and x-ray examination.
Physical examination on the subject shipment yielded two vacuum-sealed clear plastic packs of suspected fine kush weeds, the BOC said.
Said shipment was likewise subjected to K9 sniffing which indicated the presence of illegal drugs.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chemical analysis was conducted confirming the findings of BOC-Clark personnel.
The seized marijuana was turned over to the PDEA Region III on June 18, 2020.
Also turned over to PDEA were two other shipments containing separately one bottle of CBD Oil and six tobacco rolling papers which likewise positively resulted for presence of marijuana.
“Warrants of Seizure and Detention (WSD) were issued by District Collector Ruby Alameda against the subject shipments for violation of Sections 118 (g), 119 (d) & 1113 (f), (i) & (l) of R.A. No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in relation to Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” the BOC said in a statement.
Last March 30, the BOC-Port of Clark also apprehended P13.2 million worth of marijuana bringing the total to 12.535 kgs of illegal or illegal substances seized by the port this year./Stacy Ang