BoC turns over P2.1M seized drugs to PDEA

August 06, 2020

CLARK port authorities have turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for safekeeping and eventual destruction an estimated P2.1 million worth of dangerous drugs seized by customs agents, PDEA chair, Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva said yesterday.

“This is part of our strong ties with the Bureau of Customs and part of our relentless effort to protect our borders against contrabands,” Villanueva said in mentioning the prohibited drug confiscated at the Port of Clark.

He said the drugs consigned to different persons include around 1.4 kilos of Kush, a high-grade marijuana derivative, Vape, tobacco pod,  gummies with  CBD contents, 120 pcs of BO vaping with marijuana contents, hemp rolling papers, hemp oil, hemp powder and other products which contain marijuana.

CBD or cannabidiol is a marijuana derivative which is prohibited in the Philippines.

Villanueva said the seized drugs were turned over to the PDEA Regional Office 3  headed by Agnes Mandap by BOC-Clark District Collector, lawyer Ruby Alameda in the presence of barangay and media representatives.

The confiscated drugs will be placed under the safekeeping of the PDEA Laboratory Service before being destroyed upon orders of the court.

Villaneuva said charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the Customs Modernization and Tarrif Act will be filed against the persons involved in the foiled drug smuggling.