Bag tag leads to suspect’s arrest after abandoned suitcase found with drugs


Posted at Sep 28 2019 05:13 PM

MANILA - Authorities on Saturday arrested a man who left a suitcase containing some P35 million worth of shabu at Terminal 1 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The suspect was identified as Nazarene Obillo.

The Bureau of Customs earlier reported that the bag contained a tag with Obillo's name on it.

A Customs examiner found the suitcase while sorting out unclaimed bags in the arrivals area.

The drugs, tucked in a brown suitcase, weighed about 5 kilograms.

Officials said the passenger boarded a Philippine Airlines flight from Hanoi.

The drugs were turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Authorities will also study CCTV footage to aid the investigation.

-- Report from Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News