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P3.6-M kush from Canada seized in Subic

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE — More than two kilos of high grade marijuana  (kush) from Canada were confiscated from a male claimant in a controlled delivery operation launched Monday afternoon on Sulu Street, Crown Peak Gardens, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Operating teams identified the consignee as Federico Cesar Flores-Luna alias Nestor Bustamante, 32, of Opal BLDG Crown Peak Gardens, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Authorities said the package containing the illegal drugs emanated from Canada and arrived at the Port of Clark on February 19.

PDEA authorities said the discovery emanated from an information from PDEA ICFAS which was relayed by its foreign counterparts.

“The anticipated subject  package containing kush was declared as ‘window curtain’ underwent X-ray and K-9 inspections and indicated the presence of dangerous drugs . A physical examination was thereafter conducted that led to the discovery of five pouches containing approximately 2,336 grams of dried leaves and fruiting tops with an estimated street value of P3,737,600,” officials added.

The operation was jointly conducted by operatives led by PDEA Zambales Provincial Office, Clark Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group, Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Clark and Port of Subic.

The suspect will be charged with violation of Section 4 (importation of dangerous drugs) of Republic Act 9165.