• CUSTOMS SEIZE 1.3 KILOS OF MARIJUANA

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    Customs authorities arrested a man who was claiming a package which contained 1.3 kilos of marijuana at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The claimant identified as Tyrone M. Lopez of Meadowood, Executive Village, Barang, Bacoor, Cavite, sent a representative on Thursday to claim the package but Customs operatives refused to release the parcel unless Lopez himself claimed it. Customs District III Collector Ed Macabeo, said the parcel was sent by a certain Minerva Thomas of Colton, California. The parcel also contained two backpacks, a tackle box, a cooler, fishing strings, and shoes. All of it contained dried marijuana leaves, one vial of Cannabis oil and three grams of marijuana seeds. Macabeo added that the shipment arrived at the post office on Wednesday and was declared as personal effects. The suspect is still in the custody of Customs awaiting charges for violation of RA 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

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