18-year-old female ‘drug courier’ nabbed with P578K shabu in Carbon market bust

By: Benjie B. Talisic April 13,2019 - 11:08 PM

Packets of suspected shabu weighing 85 grams are being processed by police after the buy-bust operation where they caught Menjay Arcilla at the Carbon Public Market.|Benjie Talisic

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An 18-year-old woman was caught with half a million pesos worth of suspected shabu during an anti-illegal drugs operation in the Carbon Public Market in Barangay Ermita in Cebu City on April 13, Saturday.

Menjay Porcia Arcilla was arrested after she was caught with 85 grams of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation inside the Carbon Public Market, said Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Mayam, Police Drug Enforcement Group Visayas (PDEG) Special Operations Unit 5 chief in an interview with CDN Digital.

Mayam said the suspected shabu confiscated from Arcilla had an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P578,000.

Mayam said Arcilla, who is known as Ninjay, was allegedly a drug courier of  of a group headed allegedly headed by a drug lord operating in Cebu.

Mayam, however, did not identify the drug lord or the the group of the drug lord.

He said that Arcilla had been tasked by the drug group to deliver the suspected shabu to their buyers.

Arcilla was detained at the Carbon Police Precinct pending the filing of charges./dbs

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