MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga––Clark Port Customs Office (BOC) on Wednesday April 27 was handed over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 3 (PDEA-3) “shabu” (crystal meth) and “kush (high quality marijuana) worth P4,850,440 that the former had found in several parcels from other countries.
PDEA-3 information officer Glenn Guillermo told the Inquirer that the packages containing the illegal drugs were found between February 21 and April 6.
He said BOC-Clark found a kilo of kush in a package from the United States said to contain computer parts.
On April 1, at least 500 grams of shabu were found in a package containing diaper bags, shoes, blankets and baby pacifiers. He also came from the United States.
On April 4 and 6, two packages from Spain declared to contain clothing were found to contain 100 grams of kush each.
The packages also contained menthol candies and flavored cookies, apparently to mask the smell of illicit drugs.
Guillermo said none of the recipients of the packages have been arrested. He said PDEA-3 and BOC-Clark tried several times but failed to contact recipients for entrapment operations against them.
“No one came to claim the parcels from the Port of Clark either. The BOC just handed over the packages to PDEA-3,” he said.
He said the seized shabu and kush would be turned over to the PDEA Airport Interdiction Unit for safekeeping and possible destruction in accordance with the Dangerous Drugs Act 2002.
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