A 16 year old minor was arrested inside a courier company after claiming a package containing alleged illegal drugs.
The suspect was arrested in a joint operation today conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Palawan and the Puerto Princesa City Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force.
The operation was conducted after PDEA received information that a package will arrive at a courier company shipped from Dasmariñas City, Cavite to the suspect who is a student.
The package contained 75 grams of white crystalline substance hidden inside assorted goods amounting P700,000.
In an evaluation conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development showed that the suspect “knew what he was doing despite his age.”
The suspect will be slapped with charges for violating RA 9165.
The suspect is the youngest to be arrested both in the city and province for illegal drugs