Shabu hidden inside 'suman' Print
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:08

A package containing suspected shabu was intercepted at the  Sulu port last Saturday.

A report from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said that employees of a cargo forwarding company detected a sachet of shabu concealed inside a native delicacy locally known as suman during check-in at the forwarding company’s office.

The sachet, reportedly weighing 15 grams, was bound for  Manila.

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) proceeded to the area and retrieved the package.

PDEA agents refused to divulge the name of the shipper saying  that the incident is still under investigation.

PDEA Regional Director Supt Lyndon Aspacio meanwhile said  that two drug personalities were arrested by PDEA agents in Zone 3, San Roque last Friday.

Aspacio identified the suspects as Benhar Samla y Amil, 22, years old, married and Rowida Sakili y Jinnul, 20, married.

Both are residents of Southcom Village, Calarian, Zamboanga City.

Seized from their possession were two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 0.1 gram worth P1,000, one black-colored leather wallet, orange-colored paper used as container, one black-colored Kawasaki Rouser 200cc and one motorcycle starter key and P500 marked money. – Dan Toribio