Bread can come with all sorts of fillings but this, by far, must be the strangest one.
A woman was arrested when shabu (meth) was found hidden inside a loaf of bread she was delivering to an inmate in the General Santos City Police Office (GSCPO) Station 4 yesterday.
Suspect Marjorie De la Cruz Macasopol, 29 years old, tried to deliver a haul of grocery items to an inmate with the alias “Gang-Gang” at around 7:20pm when the duty desk officer assigned to check the bag noticed that the bread’s packaging had been opened and sealed with tape, PO1 Rogelio Caparoso Jr. of the GSCPO Station 4 told Coconuts Manila in a phone interview.
Authorities looked inside the suspicious baked good and found two packets of meth wrapped in paper and burrowed inside two slices with a hole carved in the middle.
Also included in the pack of groceries were four packs of cigarettes and two packs of the chocolate malt drink Milo.
According to Caparoso, Macasopol alleged that she was just instructed to deliver the groceries to the inmate by a tricycle driver friend. This tricycle driver, on the other hand, was allegedly instructed by the inmate’s brother.
Macasopol said that she does not personally know the inmate, who is detained for illegal drugs.
She ended up behind bars too and is now detained in the same police station. She will be charged for violating RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act this afternoon.
As odd as it is, this strategy for sneaking in illegal products is fairly common. On Saturday, a Malaysian man was caught trying to bring in packs of cigarette hidden inside a hollowed-out bread loaf.
Leave the loaves alone, people.