PAOAY, Ilocos Norte – Police operatives from this town successfully seized 35 sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” during a raid in Brgy. Salbang, this town.
Subject in the search was a couple but investigators said that only the wife was arrested as the husband fled before the police officers arrived.
Police said the woman voluntarily handed to the operatives the bag where the suspected illegal drugs were concealed.
She denied any knowledge of the illegal drugs saying that her estranged husband, whom she had not seen for three years, just left the bag in her custody then left immediately.
Despite the denial, the police will still file charges against the woman for violation of Republic Act 9165 or illegal possession of dangerous drugs.
Police said the drugs seized approximately weighs 100 grams and with a street value of P300,000, police said.
The couple had been under surveillance for alleged illegal activities especially selling of illegal drugs, policemen told reporters. (tsg)