PDEA nabs art director for marijuana possession at NAIA

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — A 26-year-old freelance art director was arrested for possession of marijuana at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) shortly after sending off a friend last Saturday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Tuesday.

Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr., PDEA director general, identified the arrested suspect as Jean Michael Red, a resident of No. 6-A Marilag Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City.

Red was caught carrying an aluminum foil containing marijuana residue when frisked at the Security Screening Checkpoint at the Departure Area of NAIA Terminal 3 on November 3 when he was about to send off a lady friend bound for Palawan.

Red, a Filipino citizen, was arrested immediately after the mandatory frisking by airport authorities that resulted in the discovery of the illegal drug placed inside a camera film canister taken from the left pocket of his denim pants.

The suspect is temporarily under the custody of PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) for investigation, while the confiscated piece of drug evidence was submitted to the PDEA Laboratory Service for chemical analysis.

A case for violation of Section 11, or possession of dangerous drugs of the Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, is being prepared against Red. (PNA)

RMA/MM/UTB

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