BOC-Port of Clark turns over P5-M illegal drugs to PDEA

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Clark on Wednesday turned over some PHP5 million worth of illegal drugs that were intercepted in an interdiction operation in Marikina City early this month.

In an interview on Thursday, PDEA-3 Regional Director Bryan Babang, said the BOC-Port of Clark turned over a parcel containing some 500 grams of shabu and three other parcels containing some 1,200 grams of high-grade marijuana popularly known as “kush” with an estimated total street value of PHP4,850,440.

Babang said the illegal drugs will be under the custody of PDEA pending its destruction pursuant to Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

“The recovered dangerous drugs/contraband are subject to destruction at the soonest time possible,” he said.

Babang said the contraband which was seized last April 1 was declared as containing diaper bag, baby shoes, baby blanket, and pacifier, and was to be transported to South Korea.

The kush, the PDEA official said, came from the United States and Spain.

“The PDEA, BOC, Philippine National Police, and other concerned agencies are committed to winning this fight on illegal drugs. Continuous proactive operations are being carried out to wipe out all forms of illegal drugs to win this battle,” Babang said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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