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Over P18 million worth of cocaine intercepted in Clark Airport

CLARFIELDPampanga — Approximately 3,468 grams of cocaine worth P18,380,400 were seized from a 48-year-old man from Suriname, South America after landing at Clark Airport on Tuesday night (May 23).

PDEA Clark Chief identified the arrested suspect as Reynaldo Wilfred Olivieira, 48 years old, Suriname national.

Olivieira arrived at Clark on board the United Arab Emirates Flight EK 338 around 6:31 pm. He was arrested at 7:44 pm after attempting to smuggle the illegal substances.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) authorities said that the confiscated illegal drugs were inside Olivieira’s luggage and were concealed inside his jackets

Around 30 vacuum-sealed transparent packs wrapped in mesh cloth and blue carbon paper containing cocaine were recovered from Olivieira’s possession.

The successful interdiction operation was jointly conducted by operatives led by the PDEA Clark Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Unit, PDEA Region III, PDEA Region 7, PDEA ICFAS, Bureau of Customs Port of Clark, Bureau of Immigration, NBI Pampanga District Office and PNP Aviation Security Unit 3.

A charge for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the apprehended suspect. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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