A mother has been arrested after she was caught attempting to deliver shabu (meth) hidden inside a pack of instant noodles meant for her son detained at the Angono Municipal Police Station in Rizal province.
Divina Dizon, 52, was arrested on Tuesday, according to a police report from the Rizal Provincial Office. Her alleged cohort, a woman named Marimar Santos, 21, was also arrested.
Angono cops were tipped off that Divina would deliver illegal drugs to her son Jeffrey Dizon. This moved authorities to inspect the package she brought for her son when she visited the jail. This led them to allegedly find six small plastic sachets containing suspected shabu inside a pack of instant noodles. Authorities also allegedly retrieved two plastic sachets containing suspected shabu from Santos.
Both women will face charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Those trying to transport or deliver illegal drugs in the Philippines have hidden them in other odd (or creative) ways. In February, a woman was caught delivering meth hidden inside a loaf of bread to an inmate in a General Santos City police station.
In April, a Palau national was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after authorities found a diaper filled, not with doo-doo, but with meth worth PHP400,000 (US$7,727.91) inside his pocket.
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