Former Filipino migrant worker arrested in drug bust
The woman said she was instructed to hand a paper bag to a taxi driver, not knowing that it contained methamphetamine
A former Filipino migrant worker was arrested for allegedly selling drugs in Taguig City in the Philippines on Thursday night.
During an undercover operation by the National Capital Region Police Office Drug Enforcement Unit, police arrested Mobina Baluno for selling 25 grams of suspected methamphetamine worth 65,000 pesos (US$1,235), GMA News reported.
One sachet of meth was allegedly also recovered from the woman. The total value of the recovered drugs is 130,000 pesos.
According to Baluno, she was instructed to hand over a paper bag to a taxi driver and she did not know it contained methamphetamine.
In the Philippines, the maximum penalty for selling or trading drugs is life in prison and a fine ranging from 500,000 to 10 million pesos.