The Port of Clark Customs Office (BOC) recently seized three 1,000 milliliter bottles of suspected marijuana hash oil or tetrahydrocannabinol worth 216,000 pesos from a US shipment.
An asylum seeker was later apprehended in a booby-trap operation by the BOC and other law enforcement agencies.
The shipment in question arrived on May 9, 2022 from California, USA, and is believed to contain “drinking tea”.
The shipment underwent an X-ray scan and physical examination which resulted in the discovery of the illegal drugs.
Oil samples were transported to the PDEA for laboratory chemical analysis.
The agency confirmed that the samples were “positive” for tetrahydrocannabinol or marijuana.
District Collector Alexandra Lumontad issued a Seizure and Detention Warrant (WSD) against the shipment in question for violation of Sections 118(g), 119(d), and 1113(f) of the Republic Act (RA ) No. 10863, in relation to Section 4 of RA No. 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
On May 19, 2022, BOC and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel conducted a controlled delivery operation in the town of Paranaque, which resulted in the arrest of one claimant.
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