Police arrest lady drug courier

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Saturday, January 25, 2014


THE police have arrested a suspected lady drug courier in the province of Zamboanga del Sur when they intercepted a shipment of crystal methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, coming from Ozamis City, the police reported Saturday.

The suspect identified as Mailynjean Victoria, 22, an alleged Ozamis City-based drug courier, was arrested at a checkpoint Friday evening along Quezon Street in the village of Madasigon, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.

Molave police chief Nurhassan Pailan said the suspect was arrested after they received report about the shabu shipment.

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Pailan said they immediately established mobile checkpoint after they were informed that the lady drug courier had boarded on a passenger van from Ozamis City on the way to deliver shabu in Molave municipality.

Pailan said they immediately accosted the suspect, who tried to evade them by disembarking from the van as the vehicle was approaching the police checkpoint.

The suspects’ shoulder bag, when inspected, yielded 100 small rectangular-shape sachets of shabu, Pailan said.

He said the 100 sachets of shabu was placed in a big plastic sachet wrapped with table napkin.

He said the shabu confiscated from the suspects have an estimated street value of P50,000 citing each sachet cost P500.

He said the suspects told them during the investigation that the she was only ordered by certain Cathy Rubio to deliver the said package to a certain John Mark in Molave town.

Charges for violation of Section 5 of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are set to be filed against the suspect, who was detained, Pailan added. (Bong Garcia)

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