PERSONNEL of a courier service in Kalinga Province alerted police after discovering a shipment supposedly containing ground coffee with concealed marijuana bricks.
Brigadier General R'win Pagkalinawan, Police Regional Office (PRO)-Cordillera director, said that based on initial investigation, an employee of the courier service opened a cartoon to check the content of a box supposedly containing ground coffee.
However, the employee was surprised after noticing the marijuana bricks to be sent by a certain Daisy Palangdao, who later fled after the discovery of her shipment.
Pagkalinawan said despite the enhanced police presence in checkpoints due to the implementation of community quarantine, scrupulous individuals continue to find ways to ship illegal drugs.
"Most of the persons that we have arrested in the last four months are from the mountains of Kalinga who bring these marijuana products down and deals it in the lowlands because the lowlanders are now aware of the presence of our policemen. This shipping of marijuana via courier service companies is just one of their modus to transport these illegal drugs," Pagkalinawan added.