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P750,000 worth of shabu intercepted in Zamboanga

A package containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” with an estimated value of P750, 000 was recently intercepted by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after it was picked up by its consignee in Zamboanga City.

Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac, Jr., PDEA Director General, said the illegal drug, which weighed 250 grams, was placed in five heat-sealed plastic sachets concealed inside the sole of five lady sandals.

He said that a parcel containing illegal drugs was on its way to a known courier service’s branch along Mayor Climaco Avenue, Zamboanga City, when agents of PDEA Regional Office 9 (PDEA RO9) under Director Jeffrey Bangsa intercepted the package and arrested its recipient, identified as Kahal Alihuddin, 44, of Campo Islam, Zamboanga City, before noon last Thursday.

Cacdac said a case for violation of Section 5 (Delivery of Dangerous Drugs) under Article II, of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against Alihudin was filed before the Zamboanga City Prosecutor’s Office.

Several days ago, operatives of the PDEA Regional Office 7 (PDEA RO7) under Officer-in-Charge Director Espiridion R. Javier (PDEA RO7) also intercepted a parcel containing P8 million worth shabu hidden inside the soles of 10 pairs of lady sandals which resulted in the arrest of its consignees, a mother and daughter, in Cebu City.