• Authorities intercept Php1.5-M shabu shipment at Zamboanga airport

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is tracking down the owners of the Php1.5 million worth of shabu shipment they intercepted at the Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA), a PDEA official disclosed Wednesday.

    Joseph Ladip, PDEA regional director, said the shipment of shabu was intercepted Tuesday afternoon with the aid of a K9 unit during an inspection of outbound cargos at ZIA.

    The PDEA operatives were also assisted by airport authorities such as the Office of the Transport Security (OTS) of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and police Aviation Security Group (AVSEGroup).

    Ladip did not disclose the identities of the consigner and its consignee except in saying that the shipment of the shabu is bound for Jolo, Sulu from Manila.

    The PDEA official said the shabu weighing around one-half-kilo was concealed in a stereo, particularly at the speaker.

    The shabu shipment was intercepted as the authorities have tightened security and enforcement strict inspection of cargos at the airport.

    The move resulted to the confiscation of millions of pesos worth of shabu in the past several months. PNA

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