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Lawyer nabbed at Mactan airport for possession of marijuana

By: Norman V. Mendoza November 15,2019 - 02:26 PM

This is allegedly the cigarette pack allegedly containing dried marijuana leaves that Lawyer Caesar Tabotabo allegedly threw away at the airport. | Norman Mendoza

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A 65-year-old lawyer was arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at Mactan-Cebu International Airport Domestic Terminal for possession of suspected dried Marijuana leaves, which were placed in a cigarette pack at past 10 a.m. today November 15.

The suspect was identified as Caesar Tabotabo, residing in Cebu City, a labor lawyer and member of the IBP-Cebu City Chapter.

Tabotabo was bound for Manila and his flight was supposed to depart at noon when during inspection by the security screening officer, he allegedly threw a cigarette pack where the marijuana was allegedly found. 

Tabotabo is still held by the PDEA at the airport as of press time./dbs

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