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10-year-old used as courier
for shabu in Bacolod – PNP


A sachet of suspected shabu was recovered from a grade 3 pupil of an elementary school in Bacolod City after it fell from her notebook while she was inside her classroom yesterday.

The pupil, 10, was looking for a pen in her bag when the sachet fell to the ground, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Bacolod City Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group head, said.

Not knowing what the sachet contained, Rapiz said, the child picked it up and gave it to her adviser, who sought the help of their principal in reporting the incident to the police.

They believe that the pupil was only used as a courier because there was a note written on a piece of paper inserted in her notebook apparently addressed to the person who was supposed to pick up the banned substance from the child, he said.

The price of the illegal drug was also stated on the note. Police investigation showed that the area where the child lives is seriously affected by illegal drugs.

Rapiz appealed to illegal drug traders to spare children from this kind of activity.*

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