Two drug couriers arrested by Las Piñas City cops, P2 million worth of illegal drugs seized

In the city of Las Piñas, police officers arrested two women who operated as drug couriers and seized from them were illegal substances estimated to be worth P2 million, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Members of the Las Piñas Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) seized P2,040,000 worth of shabu from two alleged female drug couriers on Friday, July 1.

Col. Jaime Santos, city police chief, identified the suspect as Charmaine Ann Escalan, 28, and Airene Ramos, 26.

Santos said the suspects are now detained at the police custodial facility and were charged with illegal possession of drugs.

He said the suspects were arrested around 9:30 p.m. at Zapote River Drive in Barangay Zapote, Las Piñas.

Santos said members of the SDEU launched the operation against the suspects after receiving a telephone call about a supposed drug transaction at Zapote River Drive.

Santos said the operatives confiscated from the suspects three large knot-tied transparent plastic bags containing shabu placed in a maroon shoulder bag.

The above story ended stating that the seized illegal drugs were brought to the Southern Police District (SPD) for chemical analysis.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Las Piñas City resident, how do you feel about this recent development? Do you believe that the distribution of illegal drugs are a serious problem in your city? How do drug couriers affect your local community?

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