Cans of herbal supplements from US yield weed, the illegal kind, at Clark Freeport

/ 05:11 PM April 06, 2020

Caption: Marijuana leaves concealed in cans of herbal supplements were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs at the Clark Freeport. (Photo from Bureau of Customs)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—At least 14 cans of herbal supplements worth P13 million yielded weed, the illegal kind, instead—marijuana—during inspection by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last week at the Clark Freeport.

Customs officials inspected the cans after realizing that some of the containers’ labels were not sticking properly. The agency turned over the contraband to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Monday (April 6), the BOC said in a statement.


The cans, declared as whey protein samples, came in two shipments from California. The marijuana inside the cans weighed 11.569 kilograms.

District Collector Ruby Alameda issued warrants of seizure and detention for the shipments on March 30.


Edited by TSB

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