LAGAWE, Ifugao – Police operatives discovered some four sachets containing suspected shabu inside an unclaimed parcel from a terminal of a passenger bus here recently.
The unclaimed suspicious package came from Sampaloc, Manila through the regular bus shipping on October 31, 2022 and arrived in the locality in the early morning of November 1, 2022 at the Ohayami bus terminal at Barangay Poblacion East.
Probers disclosed that the Lagawe Municipal Police Station received a request from the management of the bus company informing the authorities of an unclaimed suspicious package since November 1, 2022.
Joint police operatives from the Lagawe Municipal Police Station, Provincial Explosives and Ordinance Division and Canine Unit as well as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted a sweeping operation in the bus terminal that resulted in the recovery of 4 transparent sachets containing suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 13.5 grams with a standard drug price of around P162,000.
Probers are still conducting a through investigation to identify the whereabouts of the person whose name was written on the unclaimed package and to arrest those responsible for the illegal transport of the prohibited drugs.
The police authorities proceeded with the marking and inventory of the confiscated contraband while investigation is still being done to identify the recipient of the contraband.