P1.5-M shabu seized in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 December) – Authorities intercepted Tuesday a shipment of P1.5 million worth of shabu at the Zamboanga International Airport, an official disclosed.

Joseph Ladip, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional director, said Wednesday they intercepted the shabu shipment with the assistance of a K9 unit while they were inspecting outbound cargos at the airport.

Aside from the PDEA operatives, personnel from the Aviation Security Group and Office of the Transport Security of the Department of Transportation and Communications also inspected the outbound cargos were the personnel from the (OTS).

Ladip said they are tracking the people–consignee and consigner–behind the shipment of the one-half kilo of shabu but did not disclose their identities.

He said the illegal drug was bound for Jolo, Sulu coming from Manila when it was intercepted.

He said it was placed in a plastic bag and concealed in the speaker of a stereo.

The seizure of the shabu shipment came as authorities tightened security and inspection of cargos at the airport.

Since November 2013, millions of pesos worth of shabu have been seized at the airport.

The biggest haul was in November 2013 with the seizure of 19 kilograms of shabu worth around P180 million. (MindaNews)