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Customs agents intercept cargo from US laden with shabu

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Bureau of Customs (BOC) agents in Clark, Pampanga seized two shipments of shabu worth more than P16 million which came from California, USA.

BOC Port of Clark District Collector Ricardo Uy Morales II said the first shipment was declared as “Ash + Axel 2PK Cryo Therapy Set” while the other shipment was declared as “Gent Leather Shower Gel 33.8,” which was consigned to different receivers.

Both shipments were flagged after X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) personnel saw suspicious images on the shipments. K9 dogs confirmed thepresence of dangerous drugs.

An examination conducted by customs examiners discovered two packs of Muscle Recovery Bath Soak containing white crystalline substances weighing 1,122 grams and 1,218 grams, respectively.

Samples were then turned over to the PDEA for chemical laboratory analysis which yielded positive result for Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or commonly known as “shabu”, a dangerous drug under the Republic Act (RA) No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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“We are grateful to our frontliners for their vigilance which resulted to a series of apprehensions here in Clark but we are also bothered by the rampant smuggling of prohibited drugs. May these seizures be a warning to drug smugglers to stop what they are doing because we will
not let these illegal drugs reach the public,” Morales said.

“The Bureau of Customs will never cease in implementing strict border protection measures as we remain firm in our anti-illegal drugs
campaign,” he added.

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