P680-K ‘shabu’ intercepted in Bacolod-Silay Airport

first_imgThey found the suspected shabu placedinside a can of wafer rolls. Gomez said the PDEA has an existingagreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, wherein bothagencies collaborate to tighten airport security against illegal drugs. The routine operation aims to preventthe entry and exit of illegal drugs within the airport. The drug enforcement officers learned ofthe possible presence of the contraband after the narcotic detection dogsniffed and sat on the parcel. BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighingabout 100 grams valued at around P680,000 was seized in Bacolod-Silay Airport inSilay City, Negros Occidental. “We are still identifying the realidentities of the shipper and the supposed consignee,” said Nicolas Gomez,provincial officer of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-NegrosOccidental and Bacolod City yesterday.center_img The inspection on March 7 was the firsttime that PDEA personnel here intercepted illegal drugs in the airport,following a series of random paneling and profiling of passengers conducted atthe cargo warehouses, baggage conveyors and in the departure and arrivallobbies. An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Occidental Provincial Office shows the package containing suspected shabu weighing about 100 grams that was intercepted during their random checking of cargoes at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental on March 7. PDEA REGION VI-WESTERN VISAYAS The suspected illegal drugs, which camefrom Manila, was intercepted by PDEA-Negros Occidental Provincial Office K9 andInterdiction Unit while conducting a random checking of cargoes arriving at thewarehouse of the airport around 7:20 a.m. on March 7. “That’s why we have presence and easyaccess in the airport facilities,” he added.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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