Fictitious consignees in drugs smuggled at Clark

Published June 26, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Mar T. Supnad

Clark Freeport — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Clark District Collector Lilibeth Sandag reported that drug lords are using fake names and fictitious address to smuggle drugs into this port.

Sandag revealed this as the BOC seized 17.96 kilos of shabu and 1.03 kilos of marijuana estimated to be worth P133.6 million in Pasay and Clark.

In this port alone, Sandag reported that more or less two kilos of shabu were seized on June 20 at the Port of Clark estimated to be worth P13.6 million.

The shipment declared as foam bed, consigned to a certain Carlo Cruz Bintulan of Parañaque City was seized based on the profiling and X-ray examination of the customs authorities in the Port of Clark.

“The sender, Tanya Dela Cruz of North Hills, California, was also the sender of the seized shabu decoyed as cooking grill at the Port of Clark,” Sandag said.

The seized shabu at Clark, along with P133.6-million worth of marijuana from the United States that was seized in parcels at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), was presented by BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Sandag said the name of the consignee and the address were fictitious. Carlo Cruz Bintulan who resides in Parañaque City cannot be located by the Customs men.