Philippines Finds Cannabis From California In Coffee Shipment

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Port of Clark has confiscated P1.1 million worth of kush marijuana concealed inside imported coffee packs from California.

According to BOC, the shipment arrived in the country on September 8 and was declared as “coffee t-shirt bookbag.” It was then profiled and referred for a “non-intrusive examination which revealed suspicious images.”

Three t-shirts, a book, and three packs of supposed coffee beans were found in the shipment upon physical examination.

“However, during physical examination, the Customs Examiner closely noticed the sweet aroma of coffee beans prompting him to open the same considering that it is unusual to produce a smell when they are sealed and packed,” the BOC said in a statement Saturday night.

Three packs of dried leaves suspected to be kush marijuana weighing around 980 grams were then found.

The shipment was subjected to K-9 sniffing, and samples went through laboratory testing and chemical analysis, which confirmed the presence of marijuana in the items.

District Collector Atty. Ruby Alameda issued a warrant for seizure and detention against the shipment for violation of the Republic Act No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in relation to RA No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The shipment was turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for disposition.

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