Palau national arrested at Manila airport after putting PHP400,000 worth of meth in diaper

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Image for illustration purposes only. Photo: ReadyElements/Pixabay

A citizen of the tiny archipelago nation of Palau was arrested at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last night after authorities found a diaper filled, not with doo-doo, but with drugs, inside his pocket. It contained sachets of what’s believed to be shabu (meth), to be exact.

The incident happened at NAIA Terminal 3 during the security screening of the unidentified suspect, who was asked to empty his pockets, ABS-CBN News reported.

“His belt went off [at the metal detector]. I frisked him, and saw the items,” security screening officer Kristoffer Mijares said in Filipino.

Authorities recovered 10 sachets of suspected meth estimated to be worth PHP400,000 (US$7,727.91). The sachets were inside a bottle, which was placed inside the diaper.

The suspect said that a Filipino friend gave him the methRadyo Inquirer reported.

The suspect arrived in the Philippines on April 2 for a vacation and was heading to Palau when he was arrested, Bombo Radyo reported.

He will be charged for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

Drug users and pushers tend to get really creative in hiding their stash. Late last month, a graduating student was arrested at an LRT-2 train station when authorities found marijuana in his hair wax container. In February, a woman was caught delivering meth to an inmate by hiding it inside a loaf of bread — think meth-loaf.

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