Colom­bian with 1kg co­caine inside tummy ar­rested in Naia

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MANILA — The US Em­bassy in the Philip­pines com­mends the Ni­noy Aquino In­ter­na­tional Air­port In­ter Agency Drug In­ter­dic­tion Task Group (NAIA IADITG), the Philippine Bureau of Cus­toms, and the Philippine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA) on the seizure of 1 kg of drugs, sus­pected to be co­caine, and the ar­rest of the traveler in pos­ses­sion of the drugs.

On Novem­ber 12, 2017, Home­land Se­cu­rity In­ves­ti­ga­tions (HSI) Manila shared in­for­ma­tion on a high-risk traveler aboard an in­com­ing in­ter­na­tional flight with the Philippine Bureau of Cus­toms and the PDEA at Ni­noy Aquino In­ter­na­tional Air­port. This in­for­ma­tion re­sulted in the ar­rest of a Colom­bian na­tional for pos­ses­sion of drugs. This op­er­a­tion was suc­cess­ful thanks to close co­or­di­na­tion be­tween HSI, the Bureau of Cus­toms, the PDEA, and the NAIA IADITG.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view with the Philippine Bureau of Cus­toms, the traveler ad­mit­ted to swal­low­ing ap­prox­i­mately 1 kg of co­caine in order to smug­gle the drugs into the coun­try. He was taken into cus­tody by Philippine au­thor­i­ties and trans­ported to a lo­cal Manila hos­pi­tal, where x-rays ver­i­fied the ex­is­tence of for­eign, cir­cu­lar items within his body. Au­thor­i­ties re­cov­ered 79 con­dom-wrapped pel­lets from the sub­ject.

The sub­ject was ar­rested by Philippine law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties for vi­o­lat­ing Sec­tion 5 of Repub­lic Act 9165, Com­pre­hen­sive Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act of 2002. US

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