WHAT’S HAPPENING at the Clark Freeport?
August 5, Wednesday. Some P1.6-million worth of kush and marijuana-infused products earlier seized by the Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark were turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Region III.
The contraband came in shipments declared as “2 Gift Shirts and 2 Baby Blankets.”
August 8, Saturday. The BOC-Clark and PDEA seized P17-million worth of the party drug Ecstasy in Lubao town.
The contraband came from the Netherlands and arrived at the Clark International Airport in packages declared as bags and clothes.
August 9, Sunday. Police and PDEA-3 operatives along with Clark Development Corp. security units intercepted a van carrying 113 kilos of dried marijuana leaves with a street value of P13 million near the Clark South toll gate of the SCTEx.
August 11, Tuesday. Elements of the 3rd Criminal Investigation and Detection Group busted a Chinese-led prostitution ring at the Fontana Leisure Resort, rescuing six Chinese and two Vietnamese women.
Four major crime incidents in seven days in Clark. And these are only the reported ones. Shudder at the thought of what more diabolical clandestine schemes are being hatched there now.
If only to keep Clark in its character of the moment, time to change that teaser for the freeport to: Crime. It works. Like a dream.