BOC FINDS GUMMY CANDIES CONTAINING MARIJUANA
Around two million worth of illegal drugs inside five different packages have been seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the port of NAIA. One of them was a pouch of shabu which was allegedly exported from the Philippines to Bahrain.
In a different package, the agency also confiscated ecstasy from the Netherlands. The BOC said that the shipment was first declared as a printer machine and the ecstasy was concealed inside the printer.
Another shipment came from California, USA. It was previously declared as hand oil, body care, and lotion but hemp gummy candies were found instead.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) clarified that hemp gummy candy “contains small amounts of cannabis oil which may be legal po sa United States…”
The agency said that regardless of the quantity, importing that kind of substance was considered illegal.
The BOC reminded the public to check the things which were not allowed in the country, even the medicines, because they may contain substances which are considered illegal.
Video Courtesy of Bureau of Customs (BOC) Facebook Page