Intercepted van in Pampanga yields marijuana bricks

/ 11:50 AM August 09, 2020


Law enforcers inspect the marijuana bricks seized inside a utility van in Clark before dawn Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Emil Carreon)

CLARK FREEPORT – Authorities on Sunday seized an undetermined volume of dried marijuana bricks from utility van reportedly from Cagayan Valley.


The driver of a van that was used to transport the contraband made this claim, according to

Retired Gen. Ramsey Ocampo, vice president for security of the Clark Development corp. – Public Safety Department (CDC-PSD) in a telephone interview said the van driver, who was not identified, claimed that he came from Tugegarao City.


“It is far-fetched that he (driver) could have lost his way around here because he is a resident of Mabalacat City, which is just outside Clark,” Ocampo told the Inquirer by phone.

Ocampo said the white traveled through Clark South gate of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway at past 2 a.m.

When the driver refused inspection, the CDC-PSD alerted other law enforcement units.

Ocampo said the driver and his assistant were spotted disposing packages at around 4 a.m. in the vicinity of Marcos Village and a community where many foreigners reside.

The driver claimed that the marijuana bricks were supposed to be delivered to Metro Manila.


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