Saturday, February 28, 2009

Commuter bus yields illegal drugs in the southern Philippines

DIGOS CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2009) – Police arrested a commuter bus driver on Saturday after an inspection in the vehicle yielded illegal drugs in the southern Philippines.

Police did not identify the driver, but he was arrested in Digos City after lawmen inspected the bus for contraband and illegal weapons. Police recovered an envelope containing methamphetamine hydrochloride crystal or locally known as shabu.

The driver denied it was his and said the packet came from an unidentified person from Cotabato and that somebody would pick it up. Police said it is investigating the allegation of the driver.

Methamphetamine hydrochloride is a powerful, synthetic stimulant drug. It is more powerful than other forms of amphetamine. It is more pure than the powder form of methamphetamine. (Geonarri Solmerano)

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