LUCENA CITY – A 22-year-old construction worker was arrested after the lunch box he delivered to an inmate at the Lucena City Police Detention Center on Monday morning Sept. 26 was found to be loaded with shabu.
All food packaging intended for prisoners is subject to inspection and control before it can be brought inside the prison – which is a practice in all prison establishments in the country.
It was during this inspection that food parcels handed over by Jomar Albelar, a resident of Purok Maligalig, Barangay 10 in that town, were found to contain a plastic bag of suspected shabu in a bowl of rice and two leaves of aluminium, the prison warden said. Senior Police Officer Staff Sergeant Hilda Fortunado.
Lucena City Police Chief Lt. Col. Reynaldo Reyes said at that time the suspect was arrested at 11:20 a.m.
The confiscated shabu weighed 0.24 grams with an estimated value based on the Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) of P4,896.
Evidence is to be submitted to the Quezon Provincial Crime Lab at Camp G. Nakar in Lucena City for lab review while the suspect undergoes drug testing, Reyes said.
A criminal complaint against the suspect is prepared for submission to the city attorney’s office.
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