MACTAN, Cebu, Philippines – A female Chinese national that arrived from Hong Kong was arrested at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Wednesday morning for carrying 11 packs of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Liming Zhou, based on her Chinese passport, arrived at the MCIA at 11:30 am Wednesday from Hong Kong but was detained by airport customs personnel when X-ray machine noticed suspicious items inside the bag she was carrying..
Customs personnel called the attention of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to confirm its suspicion. A PDEA K9 unit dog, handled by Olibert Estillore, was called to check the luggage. The dog suddenly sat on the bag allegedly owned by Zhou.
A K9 unit dog sitting on a bag indicates that the bag contains a contraband.
Authorities from the Bureau of Customs and the Aviation Security Unit (AVSEU) 7 checked the luggage and found the packs of shabu.
Zhou Liming is reportedly a resident of Xiamen, China. She arrived from Hong Kong onboard Cathay Pacific Airline.
PDEA officials said the illegal drugs weigh around four kilos, with a street value of about Php6 million (US$127,000). – BusinessNewsAsia.com