- A suspected drug trafficker was caught in Datu Anggal Midtimang in Maguindanao
- Suspect Meriam Talusan concealed P500,000 worth of shabu inside her diaper
- Three huge packs of shabu were found inserted in her diaper
A suspected drug trafficker, who concealed P500,000 worth of shabu inside the diaper she was wearing, was caught in Datu Anggal Midtimang in Maguindanao.
In an article written by Joseph Jubelag of Manila Bulletin, it was disclosed that police arrested drug trafficking suspect Meriam Talusan during a police checkpoint in Barangay Agaon, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao.
Talusan was on board a tricycle from Barangay Talitay, Maguindanao when it was flagged down by the authorities.
“During implementation of Oplan Double Barrel, we noticed she had difficulty walking and appeared to be uneasy,” Midtimbang Police Chief Regiie Abellera disclosed in an interview.
Thinking that she must be carrying shabu, as what an informant said, Abella ordered a policewoman to inspect the suspect.
After the inspection, three huge packs of shabu were found inserted in the diaper that she was wearing.
Prior to the arrest, the police had received information about a drug transaction which is set to take place, Abella disclosed.
The informant told the authorities that the particular suspect is transporting illegal drugs from Barangay Talitay.
Meanwhile, in Talusan’s mobile phone were text messages about the impending delivery of prohibited drugs.
The woman admitted to police investigators that she was about to deliver the shabu to Tarhata Alon. She admitted that she had been doing such act as her source of income.
The police, then, communicated with Alon, who was waiting for Talusan in Barangay Kamasi, Ampatuan, Maguindanao. A follow-up operation led to Alon’s arrest.
“I only serve as courier for money, I am jobless,” Talusan told reporters.
The two women were charged for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.