Parcel with liquid marijuana intercepted

The liquid substance in the bottles tested positive from tetrahydrocannabinol, a substance found in marijuana. (BoC NAIA)

Six boxes of bottled liquid marijuana were seized by customs police at the CMEC Post Office at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) complex in Pasay City on Friday.

The shipment declared as ULEI CBD full plant extract coming from Romania arrived in the country last Friday, 20 September 2019 (Friday), according to the Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA (BoC NAIA).

The boxes labeled “Lady Mary Farm Cannabidiol CBD Oil BIO” with PHLPOST tracking number CO979705967RO,I was consigned to Jeffrey Ciabal Perez of 0690 Purok 6, San Lucas 2, San Pablo City, Laguna and sent by Bayet Jasilica of Gr. Miko Imre, Sf. Gheorghe, Romania.

The duty Customs examiner conducted a 100 percent physical examination on the said package in the presence of representatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine Post Office, Customs Anti-illegal Drugs Task Force, X-Ray Inspection Project, Enforcement Security Service, and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service.

PDEA then tested the liquid substance and detected tetrahydrocannabinol, a substance found in marijuana.

The Port of NAIA filed a case against Perez for violation of Section 4 (Importation of Dangerous Drugs) of Article II of Republic Act (RA) 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) and Section 1401 (Unlawful Importation) of RA 10863 (Customs Modernization and Tariff Act).

It was the 50th drug seizure by the BoC NAIA since last year.

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