Another shipment of shabu seized at Zambo City airport PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 March 2014 13:15

Another shipment of suspected shabu was intercepted at the Zamboanga Airport Thursday afternoon.

A police report disclosed that airport personnel were inspecting all cargoes scheduled to be flown for Tawi-Tawi when they noticed one box having suspicious content.

It was found out the box came from Manila via LBC Express and was bound for Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. A plastic bag weighing 1 kilogram containing suspected shabu was found inside the box. It was mixed with cornstarch along with grocery items.

Immediately airport authorities coordinated with the PDEA, police, TFZ and other government agencies for proper inspection of the box.

In the presence of concerned authorities, the box was opened and the suspected shabu was retrieved..

Investigators learned the box was sent by a certain Walter Aquino from Caloocan City last March 5, 2014 and consigned to a certain Dayang Askali of Datu Jalon Street, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

The box was scheduled to be flown for Tawi-Tawi yesterday morning.

The suspected shabu was forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for quantitative and qualitative examination.

It was the fifth shipment of shabu intercepted at the airport.

The largest shipment was intercepted last November 2013 where government forces arrested the couriers and seized 17.4 kilograms of shabu. – Dan Toribio Jr.