CUSTOMS NAIA INTERCEPTS Php 1.5M WORTH OF KUSH MARIJUANA IN AIR PARCELS
As part of the renewed partnership between the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to prevent the entry of illegal substances, the BOC through the Port of NAIA intercepted a parcel containing high grade Marijuana (Kush) with an estimated street value of Php 1.5 million in Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC), Pasay City.
The parcel was misdeclared as “Streetwear via Ebay” and consigned to an individual from Pangasinan and from California, USA.
Thorough physical examination of the parcel revealed that it contained Kush high grade Marijuana weighing 940 grams. Tests conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) confirmed that it was indeed high grade marijuana.
The seized Kush High Grade Marijuana was turned over today, July 16, 2020, to PDEA for further investigation on possible violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA No. 9165) in relation to the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (RA No. 10863).
Through enhanced risk cargo targeting, K9 dog sweeping and intensified xray examination in all passenger terminals and cargo warehouses, the Port of NAIA has stepped up its efforts to combat the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country.
With the BOC and PDEA recently renewing its partnership, intelligence sharing and coordination between the two agencies will be strengthened that will surely result in operational gains in the coming days. For its part, the Port of NAIA shall continue to be vigilant in guarding and protecting the country’s borders.
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