Online dealer of high-grade marijuana arrested in QC

admin   •   January 4, 2019   •   3232

 

Drug surrenderer Enrico Zamora (L); Suspect 22-year-old Nigel Nicolas (R)

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Quezon City Police District Station 7 arrested 22-year-old Nigel Nicolas on Thursday night (January 3) in a buy-bust operation after he was caught selling high-grade marijuana on Kalantiyaw St. in Barangay Masagana, Quezon City.

Nicolas allegedly used social media to transact deals with his customers who are mostly students and call center agents working in Cubao area.

QCPD Station 7 commander Police Superintendent Giovanni Hycenth Caliao said that their operatives were able to infiltrate the group chat that the suspect uses to communicate with buyers.

“Nag-umpisa yung ating operasyon sa isang messenger group na napasok po ng ating mga operatiba na itong nakatransakyon, through online, ay ipinagsama yung ating poseur-buyer police operatives doon sa mismong pinagbibilhan ng kush na high grade marijuana,” said Caliao.
A policeman posing as a buyer arranged to meet Nicolas at a mall in Cubao. However, the suspect changed the venue to a location near his residence.

Nicolas admitted to selling marijuana which he sources from the Mountain Province.

“Na ano lang po nung mga kaibigan ko…para po buhayin yung pamilya ko extra income. Isang buwan pa lang po,” he said.

One of the suspect’s customers arrested by the police is drug surrenderer, Enrico Zamora.

“Gusto ko lang tumake… hinahanap lang po ng katawan ko, parang ganun lang po,” Zamora said.

Police recovered from the suspect four medium-sized plastic bags containing suspected marijuana; five small bags of suspected high-grade marijuana known as “kush”; a cellphone; a mountain bike, a black pouch; a P1,000 boodle money and a P500 bill used as buy-bust money. — Gerry Galicia | UNTV News & Rescue

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P1.6M worth of Kush, marijuana infused products seized at Port of Clark – BOC

Robie de Guzman   •   August 7, 2020

Shipments containing Kush and various marijuana infused products worth more than P1.6 million were recently seized at the Port of Clark in Pampanga, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Friday.

In a statement, the BOC said its operatives intercepted the shipments after conducting strict profiling of consignees, importation documents and non-intrusive examination of eight shipments from the United States of America, Canada, France and Germany.

The bureau said that out of the eight shipments, two were suspected to contain kush marijuana leaves which were declared as “2 gift shirts and 2 baby blankets.”

The BOC said this prompted the opening of the package which revealed two gift shirts used to cover eight vacuum sealed packs of dried leaves and toppings while the two baby blankets covered three vacuum sealed packs of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

The other six shipments contained various marijuana infused products such as two small boxes of CBD creams, 4 pieces of inhalers made with hemp cannabidoil, a CBD Vape Pen, two packs of CBD infused gummies, six packs of Juicy Jay Hemp Wraps, three bottles of Bergland Tee Baum, three bottles of Japanissches Minz-Heilol, 15 pieces of disposable CBD cartridges and 23 boxes of E-liquid pods.

“The shipments were likewise subjected to K9 sniffing which indicated the presence of illegal drugs. Thereafter, PDEA chemical analysis was conducted and showed positive result for the presence of marijuana, affirming the suspicion of the Customs Examiners,” the BOC said.

Warrants of Seizure and Detention (WSD) were issued by District Collector Ruby Alameda against the subject shipments for violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in relation to the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The BOC said the seized items have been turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3 last August 5.

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Customs seizes over P1-M worth of marijuana at Port of Clark

Robie de Guzman   •   June 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday said it has intercepted P1.1 million worth of marijuana from a misdeclared shipment at Port of Clark.

In a statement, the BOC said the 966 grams of marijuana was found in a shipment declared as “art-work fine” which arrived from California, USA on June 9.

The shipment was subjected to strict profiling of documents and x-ray examination, the bureau said.

“Physical examination on the subject shipment yielded two vacuum-sealed clear plastic packs of suspected fine kush weeds,” it added.

Said shipment was likewise subjected to K9 sniffing which indicated presence of illegal drugs.

Thereafter, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chemical analysis was conducted affirming the findings of BOC-Clark personnel.

The BOC said the seized marijuana has been turned over to the PDEA Region 3 on June 18.

Also turned over to the PDEA were two other shipments containing separately one bottle of CBD Oil and six tobacco rolling papers which likewise positively resulted for presence of marijuana.

“Warrants of Seizure and Detention (WSD) were issued by District Collector Ruby Alameda against the subject shipments for violation of Sections 118 (g), 119 (d) & 1113 (f), (i) & (l) of R.A. No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in relation to Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” the bureau said.

The BOC also reported that last March 30, 2020, the Port of Clark also apprehended P13.2 million worth of marijuana bringing the total to12.535 kgs of illegal or illegal substances seized by the port in 2020.

Bureau of Customs turns over P13.2-M worth of seized marijuana to PDEA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 7, 2020

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday (April 6) turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11.569 kilograms of seized marijuana with an estimated value of P13.2 million.

The customs examiner suspected some irregularities when upon physical examination of 14 cans labeled as a healthy meal formula, the labels were found to be movable and not permanently attached.

This prompted the examiner to have the cans opened that revealed to contain plastic sachets of leaves suspected to be marijuana.

The items were also subjected to K9 sniffing which indicated the presence of illegal drugs, prompting a chemical analysis by PDEA which affirmed the findings of BOC-Clark personnel.

On 30 March 2020, Warrants of Seizure and Detention (WSD) were issued by District Collector Ruby Alameda against the subject shipments for violation of R.A. No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) in relation to Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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