A 17-year-old male suspect was allegedly caught by authorities as he tried to smuggle into the Tagbilaran City Jail (TCJ) a large pack of shabu concealed in a box of soap on Wednesday afternoon.
According to TCJ jail guard JO1 Noel Fuego, the suspect attempted to sneak in the “bulto” of illegal drugs to detainee Marlon Tampos who is being held for drug charges.
Fuego said that he thoroughly checked the suspect’s belongings as the 17-year-old was about to visit an inmate facing drug-related cases.
The jail guard then allegedly found the suspected shabu with an estimated weight of five grams inside the soap box.
The minor who was interrogated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) admitted that he was told to bring the illegal drugs to Tampos.
According to Department of Justice representative Rommel Sarmiento, the said minor is facing a rape complaint.
Meanwhile, PDEA agents continued their investigation on the case to identify the source of the illegal drugs.
The 17-year-old suspect was placed under the custody of the City Social Welfare and Development. (Weli Maetsrado)