Prison visitor ends up in jail for yielding bread stuffed with ‘shabu’ in QC
MANILA, Philippines — A woman who was supposed to visit her detained friend in a Quezon City police station jail has instead found herself behind bars after allegedly yielding a Spanish bread stuffed with a sachet of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth).
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel Jr. identified the suspect as Lea Faustino, 27. She was supposed to visit her friend Rogelio Teodoro at the La Loma Police Station when caught with the bread stuffed with illegal drug.
Teodoro was detained at the said police station for drug charges, according to a QCPD report on Tuesday. Faustino, now detained at the La Loma Police Station, would face drug charges as well.
Based on the report, the police officer on duty was carrying out inspection protocols on jail visitors when the alleged sachet of shabu was discovered inside one of three pieces of Spanish bread brought by the suspect. Authorities also found four more sachets of suspected “shabu” inside her bag.
“Pinisil po ‘yung tinapay tapos may lumabas na item kaya nung chineck ng [naka-]duty, nakita na may laman na sachet [ng shabu],” Lt. Col. Camlon Nasdoman, commander of the La Loma Police Station, told INQUIRER.net.
Nasdoman said police officers in his area have intensified their inspection on belongings of jail visitors, citing similar cases of illegal drugs being brought during jail visits in other police stations. /kga
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