Man arrested for pack of shabu at Cebu airport

CEBU CITY – A 27-year-old man was arrested after a pack of suspected shabu was discovered in his possession at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Monday, July 25.

The suspect, Vincent Obong, was supposed to board a Leyte-bound aircraft when airport personnel caught him at Terminal 1 of the MCIA.

Obong was undergoing final security check when the metal detector sounded, said Leia Alcantara, information officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA 7).

Security personnel held the man and after inspection, a pouch that was tucked in his underwear was found to contain shabu and drug paraphernalia, said Alcantara.

PDEA 7 personnel was called in after the recovery of the suspected illegal drugs that weighed .01 gram.

Alcantara said the illegal drug was turned over PDEA 7 for examination.

A charge for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 – the Comprehensive Dangerous Drus Act of 2002 – will be filed against the suspect, Alcantara said.