₱7.4 million worth of shabu seized at Port of Clark

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) — Authorities seized millions of pesos worth of methamphetamine or shabu at Pork of Clark in Pampanga on Tuesday following an inspection of a shipment from Malawi in East Africa.

According to the Bureau of Customs (BOC), the shipment from Lilongwe, capital of Malawi, was declared as "flask," but authorities had received information that it contained illicit substances.

"The x-ray scanning resulted to images of organic substances and therefore subjected to physical examination which revealed five (5) packs of crystalline substances suspected to be methamphetamine hydrochloride concealed inside two (2) units of electric air pot flask," the BOC statement said.

"Samples were taken for the conduct of laboratory analysis which confirmed the same as methamphetamine hydrochloride (Shabu)," it also said.

A warrant of seizure and detention of the items was issued by district collector Alexandra Lumontad for violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in relation to the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The drugs were turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.