More than two kilos of high-grade marijuana (Kush) from Canada was seized from a male claimant following a controlled delivery operation launched at about 5:20 pm in Sulu Street, Crown Peak Gardens, Subic Bay Freeport Zone on Monday, February 20.
Operating teams identified the arrested consignee as Federico Cesar Flores-Luna alias Nestor Bustamante, male, 32 years old, and resident of Opal building Crown Peak Gardens, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Authorities said that the package containing the illegal drugs emanated from Canada and arrived at the Port of Clark February 19, 2023.
PDEA Zambales reported that 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 (5) pouches containing approximately 2,336 grams of dried leaves and fruiting tops with an estimated street value of Php 3,737,600.00″, Zambales Provincial Officer 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.
A charge for violation of Section 4 (importation of dangerous drugs) of Republic Act 9165 will be filed against the apprehended claimant. (Dante M. Salvana)