The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has intercepted more than 1.5 grams of kush worth P2.4 million in a shipment declared as “denim jeans” at the Port of Clark, in Pampanga.
The contraband was discovered after the shipment was X-rayed and subjected to K9 sniffing by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) K9 Unit, confirming the presence of dangerous drugs.
Port of Clark district collector Elvira Cruz said a physical examination was conducted by Customs examiner and representatives from the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force, Enforcement and Security Service, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, XIP, and PDEA.
“Three jog sealed bags containing dried leaves and fruiting tops were found,” she said.
A seizure and detention warrant was issued against the consignee for violating the anti-drug law and Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in relation to RA No. 9165.
“The Port of Clark is firm with its anti-illegal drugs campaign. Through the vigilance of our personnel and the constant support of PDEA, we were able to stop various drugs smuggling as evidenced by the port’s series of apprehensions,” Cruz added.