Over 200-K marijuana oil seized in controlled operation

SOME P206,000 worth of cannabis hash oil was seized from a male claimant in a controlled delivery operation by agents of the PDEA Region 3.

The PDEA identified the claimant as Ernest John Almazan, 36, a resident of Ocampo St., Pio Del Pilar, Makati City.

The parcel containing hash oil came from Monterey Park, USA, and arrived at the Port of Clark on May 9.

“The illegal substances were contained in three glass bottles and were declared as Drinking Tea. The parcel underwent the process of X-ray, K9 sniffing and field examination using Rigaku Progeny that led to its discovery,” the PDEA said.

Hash is the most potent and concentrated form of cannabis and contains high levels of tetra hydro cannabinoid (THC), much higher than marijuana.

Seized from Almazan was the parcel containing at least 2.7 liters of marijuana hashish oil with estimated street value of P216,000.

The operation was jointly conducted by operatives led by PDEA Central Luzon, PDEA Clark Inter Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group, BOC-Port of Clark, PDEA-NCR, and the local police.

A charge for illegal importation of dangerous drugs will be filed against the consignee.

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